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Ballroom Dancing Improves Brain Health

New Study Links Ballroom Dancing to Brain Health
Reuters Health recently published new study results that confirm a direct link between ballroom dancing and the deceleration of decay in white brain matter.

Degeneration of white matter in the brain is one of the main causes of deterioration in cognitive function that occurs with age, such as the […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Dancing|0 Comments

A Toast for Pesach, 2017 – Tips for the seder night by Professor Rafi Eldor

For the past seven years, I have thought and claimed that dancing is not only good for our health, but it actually contributes more than fast walking or any other physical activity. Now I have been proven to be correct. See the full study
A Few Tips for Seder Night and Pesach Vacation
When we meet our […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Parkinson|0 Comments

Parkinson’s Disease (un)conventional Treatments

Parkinson’s is an incurable disease that many of its symptoms have to do with decreased motor skills. Most common symptoms include tremors, muscle rigidity, imbalance, and slow movement. Since each patient displays a different range and severity of symptoms, the treatment for every PD patient is based on his or her symptoms. Conventional treatments include […]

By |February 24th, 2016|Parkinson|0 Comments

The Physical and Cognitive Benefits of Dancing

Anyone who has seen one of Rafi Eldor’s dance performances was inevitably impressed by the effort dancing requires. While the dancers often seem as if they are floating around the dance-floor, it is evident that in order to execute their moves they have to keep perfect balance, and exercise coordination and muscle strength. As such, […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Dancing|0 Comments

The Importance of Exercise in Combating Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Conventional Ways to Confront Parkinson’s Symptoms
Perhaps one of the most recognizable symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is impaired mobility. Joints that used to be flexible and muscles that could easily lift heavy weights become stiff and no longer function properly. Mundane actions such as walking or turning over in bed are difficult to initiate and are […]

By |January 25th, 2016|Parkinson|0 Comments

The Social Benefits of Dance

Dancing is a great way to meet new people, all of whom are eager to see new faces on the dance floor. Ballroom dancing, with its different forms in particular, offers an extremely friendly environment, where everyone is encouraged to join in the dancing. Seeing others overcome shyness and awkwardness by dancing is a great […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Dancing|0 Comments

An Unlikely Hero

An Unlikely Hero
Rafi Eldor is becoming an increasingly known and respected figure among the Israeli public, and among people all over the world who are interested in the way dance may help confront the limiting effects of Parkinson’s disease. In fact, even people with no connection to the condition consider him an example of resilience […]

By |December 31st, 2015|Rafi Eldor|0 Comments

The Social Implications of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease results from the death of neuro-cells called substantia nigra, which are responsible for the generation of dopamine, directly influencing the motoric ability of the body (for more information, see the “What is Parkinson’s disease” page). The physical symptoms are fairly well-known: slow movement, shaking, and typically later on deccelerated responsiveness and speaking, and […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Parkinson|0 Comments

Taking the First Step

Considering that dancing is fun and mentally and physically healthy, it is not surprising that its popularity is increasing every year. The more awareness there is of the benefits of dancing, the more likely it is to grow as a trend, and the fact that this activity can help deal with things like the symptoms […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Dancing|0 Comments

Promising Breakthrough for Parkinson’s in Form of Cancer Drug

A team of researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center have made a potentially huge breakthrough in the battle to beat Parkinson’s disease. The small clinical trial focused around testing an FDA approved cancer drug called nilotinib, which is used to treat leukemia. The trial produced some promising results among patients, and there’s hope that this […]

By |November 1st, 2015|Parkinson|0 Comments