[Podcast] Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation, and Parkinson’s

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Mindfulness, Meditation, Relaxation, and Parkinson’s episode summarY

The practices of mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation, beneficial to everyone, can be particularly beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s. In this conversation with Dr. Sarah Mulukutla and Dr. Evelyn Ooi, we talk about the value of learning these psychological, emotional, and spiritual tools to manage the challenges that come with living with Parkinson’s.

In particular, we discuss:

  • How hand movements can improve after a short relaxation session
  • How the brain is affected by Parkinson’s
  • Research and the negative effects of stress on Parkinson’s
  • What is Mindfulness?
  • Impact of mind wandering
  • The benefits of meditation
  • How does cognitive impairment affect mindfulness?
  • Current research and mindfulness courses for Parkinson’s at Cornell
  • About the upcoming Parkinson’s mindfulness course

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