Fox4 News in Dallas shared an incredible story this summer. 82-year-old Lucien Leinfelder, who suffers from a severe case of Parkinson’s Disease, seems to lose his symptoms when playing piano. Leinfelder studied music at the famous Julliard School and also played with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He was a consummate entertainer in his earlier years… And then Parkinson’s struck.
His fingers almost take on a life of their own where they remember the notes he used to play so well throughout all of his life – Dr. Anna Tseng, Neurologist
Man with Parkinson’s Loses Symptoms While Playing Piano
Even though the 82 year old Leinfelder has challenges, he hasn’t lost his sense of humor. Fox4 News reporter Lori Brown says that in some ways it’s easier for Leinfelder to play now (vs when he was younger). To that Leinfelder says, “I think that’s because I have an excuse. If I don’t play well… I can blame Parkinson’s.”
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Parkinson’s disease affects movement, producing motor symptoms. Non-motor symptoms, which include autonomic dysfunction, neuropsychiatric problems (mood, cognition, behavior or thought alterations), and sensory and sleep difficulties, are also common. – Wikipedia
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