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Story of Hope

Zumba for Parkinson's Disease

As a traveling salesman, Allan Vayle was always in motion. But when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he had less control over his daily movements. That's when he turned to the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The clinic, a national leader in Parkinson's treatment and research, has piloted a series of movement programs for those diagnosed with the disease. One such program is an exercise class featuring a modified form of the popular fitness craze Zumba. Not only was the class a chance to meet others with Parkinson's, Allan was thrilled to learn how well he could move to the Latin beat. Watch our video:

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Posted November 2011

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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215
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