An important study investigating whether certain training techniques help Parkinson’s Disease (PD) sufferers overcome concentration difficulties is taking place in the School of Psychology at the University of Reading. The researchers believe that, if successful, their work could eventually help improve the lives of the tens of thousands of PD sufferers in the UK alone.
Dr John Harris and his research team, who have been funded by the Parkinson’s Disease Society, are now looking for people with PD to come forward as volunteers and take part in the vital study.
Many PD sufferers experience difficulties with concentration which mean that they are easily distracted, and so, for example, their ability to do some kinds of work, or their enjoyment of reading and television, is impaired by extraneous noises which they would have ignored before the illness. The researchers will establish if training – by carrying out special tasks on computers, for example – can help PD sufferers boost their ability to concentrate in everyday tasks.
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