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Community-Based Cycling Class for Slowing Disease Progression

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    • Grant Date July 9, 2018
    • Grant Status In Progress
    • Grant Location Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Anson Rosenfeldt and Dr. Jay Alberts will examine if Pedaling for Parkinson’s  (an existing, low-cost program hosted by YMCAs) can slow Parkinson’s progression. This team will follow 50 participants and track their motor symptoms, non-motor symptoms, number of classes attended and quality of life over a 12-month period. This project also aims to identify which individuals respond the most (more slowing of disease progression) to this type of exercise. This project builds off Dr. Albert’s earlier work funded by the Davis Phinney Foundation and represents a translation of clinical  research  to everyday life.