The Pai d’Égua Parkinson Project provides support to people with Parkinson’s disease in the Castanhal . region

Parkinson's Castanhal Project

Parkinson’s disease mainly affects the elderly and is associated with many stigmas, prejudices and misinformation, which… it will be Demystify and clarify by Projects such as the Pai d’Égua Parkinson Program, of the Research Group on Physical Mechanics of Movement and Functional Rehabilitation (Pendulum), of the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Campus The Chestnut Tree procedure performs free clinical and functional assessments, as well as offers physical exercises to improve motor, non-motor, and biomechanical symptoms and quality of life for those diagnosed with the disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system and progressively affects movements. The first symptoms are mostly recognized after age 55, with tremors, slow movement, muscle stiffness, loss of motor coordination and speech difficulties.

This occurs due to the degeneration of brain cells located in the area of ​​the brain responsible for the production of dopamine, Which, among other things, has the function of controlling movements. There is no cure for this disease, but its treatment can slow the progression of symptoms and even lead to their regression.

To work on these symptoms, the project mainly develops exercises with the aim of analyzing the functional ability of the participant, such as what aboutScandinavian dance, dance, respiratory rehabilitation, health education about disease and The Managing the patient for a better quality of life. As a way to monitor participants’ development, clinical and functional assessments are performed periodically in relation to motor symptoms, at cognitive functions, The Sleep quality, plus genetic and neurological testing.

“Our intention and do that people with Parkinson’s disease in the city of Castanhal and the region have free access to treatment and rehabilitation programmes, which are complementary The Medicine used for Parkinson’s disease. Our goal is to break down the preconceived social stigmashey and Providing self-knowledge to our volunteers, as well to me family members and caregivers, so that they live well with Illness”, Reports Professor Elaine Bassos, Project Coordinator.

Parkinson'sAccording to the professor, the development of a humane treatment targeting people with Parkinson’s disease, For what Added to pharmacotherapy, physical exercises and scientifically proven community-based procedures can provide a reduction in disease symptoms and a better quality of life for patients.

How to participate – The project Parkinson Pai d’Égua offers vacancies for people with Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s it Submit a neurologist’s report. Registration is done by default, through appearanceAvailable for vacancies He is full. Entries can also be made in person, in the fight room of the UFPA Sports Gym, Campus Castanhal, located in the Jaderlândia district, from Monday to Friday, From 8 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 5 pm. The frequency is two sessions per week, each session is one hour long. One and quarterly reviews.

“We have a team of 30 people in the middle that they, teachers and students physical educationnatural therapy, With a graduate program in human movement sciences and more my teacher dance and neurologists. They are all well prepared and excited to serve the volunteers with a lot of love and dedication so that we can improve the lives of these people through exercise”, emphasizes the coordinator.

In addition to people with Parkinson’s disease, elderly people without the disease are also invited to participate in the project for the development of social inclusion and inclusion.

Developed Activities – One of his activities project Parkinson’s by de Igua is Nordic WalkWhich works by walking with the help of canes. Nordic walking is inspired by a sport Cross country skiingalso known as marathon skating.

In addition to walking, the project also uses dancing as a form of therapy. Para Karembeu Rhythm is used in activities that have been developed to improve quality of life and reduce symptoms caused by disease. There is also a respiratory education and rehabilitation program turned the health.


The Pai d’Egua Program for Parkinson’s Disease

Recordings Online: via default shape

Register in person: UFPA Sports Gym, Campus Castanhal, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Available until spaces are exhausted.

Text: Joao Freitas – UFPA Corporate Communications Advisor
Photo: Pixabay and publicity for the project

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