Cerebral changes have been identified after the rehabilitation in the Parkinson’s disease

An article called Increased brain connectivity and activation after cognitive rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled trial” has been published in the scientific journal of Brain Imaging and Behavior.

It consists of being one of the first worldwide publications that demonstrate cognitive rehabilitation produces cerebral changes detected through functional resonance magnetic imaging (fMRI). Results showed that Parkinson’s disease participants have increased their cerebral connectivity between the temporal and frontal lobes after taking part in a cognitive rehabilitation with a program named as REHACOP.

The publication of this article is part of the thesis of the doctor María Díez-Cirarda, and it is a project financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, led by Dr. Naroa Ibarretxe Bilbao, and in which Dr. Javi Peña has also participated. The University Hospital of Cruces, Galdakao, Osatek, and the Association of Parkinson in Biscay (ASPARBI) have also collaborated.