Cognitive changes are common in Parkinson’s. But it’s possible to train cognition while training movement.
Cognitive training can help improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Thinking and moving at the same time improves balance, which is connected to how easily people are able to process in real time.
You may be asking yourself, “how do I train someone mentally?” It’s not as hard as it sounds. You can take any exercise you do with your Parkinson’s clients and add in a cognitive component. In this video, Nate Coomer, DPT, PT, NCS gives you some tips and examples of how to add cognitive training into your classes.