Parkinson’s Disease is an adult movement disorder which is associated with degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. PD affects around 0.5 % of the population.
People with PD are normal-thinking person’s trapped inside bodies they cannot control. PD is one of the degenerative disorders which damages the brain progressively over time. There is no cure.
Researchers claim very promising effects of Neurofeedback training for patients with PD. It is not a cure and it will not stop the progression of disease.
However Neurofeedback does have a potential to reduce the symptoms of PD especially in early stages.
Neurofeedback can improve static and dynamic balance significantly. It also may offer the possibility to reduce dependence on medications and improve quality of life, as this 2014 study indicates:
The researchers found that:
- Neurofeedback training is effective on the dynamic balance of Parkinson’s patients.
- Neurofeedback training can modify the static balance of Parkinson’s patients.
- The effect of Neurofeedback on static and dynamic balances was similar.
In this 2015 article about Neurofeedback and PD, Dr Diane Roberts Stoler, a neuropsychologist with over 35 years of experience, describes meeting a lady from the UK suffering from Parkinson’s disease and how Neurofeedback helped her: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-resilient-brain/201505/neurofeedback-treatment-parkinson-s-disease
To learn more about Neurofeedback and Parkinson’s Disease, visit: www.braintrainuk.com