Monthly Archives: October 2015


Fighting Parkinson’s with Dance | Rafi Eldor at TEDx

Rafi Eldor is a Professor of Economics from Israel who received some life changing and potentially crippling news in 2008. When he was with a work colleague one day they noticed that he was walking strangely and that the left side of his body was not behaving normally. Eldor then went to consult his doctor […]

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Treating Parkinson’s Disease with Ballroom Dancing

Parkinson’s disease is a cruel neurodegenerative disorder that can affect anybody. It impacts the central nervous system and this in turn affects the motor skills of those with the condition. Movement related issues are the first signs of the onset of the condition: these can include slowness of movement, shaking and having trouble walking. Advanced […]

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Rafi Eldor – Dancing through Parkinson

The Practical Economist

Rafi Eldor is one of Israel’s leading economists. After graduating with a PhD from Harvard, Eldor introduced into the Israeli academia many innovations in the way of teaching economics. He devotedly advocates a hands-on approach which requires students to practice economics and trade and not merely learn about them from the text books. […]

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Rafi Eldor – An Inspiring Economist

Educational and Professional Landmarks
Rafael (Rafi) Eldor was born in 1953 in Tel Aviv, Israel. After completing his military service as an air traffic controller, he enrolled for an undergraduate degree in Economics at Tel Aviv University. After his graduation he received a scholarship to study for his Masters and PhD at Harvard University, from which […]

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Types of Ballroom Dances

Ballroom dancing refers to a form of dance in which couples move in accordance with patterned dancing steps. It is comprised of two major categories, namely Western and Latin style. The Western style is perhaps the more traditional form of ballroom dancing. It refers to a flowing form in which the couple is constantly moving […]

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What Is Ballroom Dancing?

‘Ballroom’ is a category of dancing which includes roughly a dozen types dance within it. In general, what unites these dance forms under the ballroom umbrella is that they are performed in a large hall, by several couples who follow similar routines and steps. This genre is defined by its classical overtones, with Waltz arguably […]

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How is Parkinson’s disease being diagnosed?

Making a Diagnosis for Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is characterized by neurological problems related to the production of dopamine. However, there are clear symptoms of the disease that include things like rigidity, resting tremor, slow movement and even balance problems. From the onset, these types of symptoms appear as mild, but increase in intensity and severity […]

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What is Parkinson’s disease?

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and How to Cope with It

Parkinson’s is a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain that manufacture dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for how our brains feel pleasure. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have low levels of dopamine and consequently have all sorts of maladies, including rigidity […]

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