Pianist uses music to help those suffering from brain conditions | abc7.com

Legendary Pianist Mike Garson took his talents from the stage to the studio to compose songs for people suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Anaheim Hills resident Nancy Dufault needs a walker to get around because her body is stiff and she often suffers from tremors. It has gotten worse over the last 20 years since she was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

The disease causes nerve cells in the brain to die, which affects a person’s movement.

“Balance is always an issue and I tend to have a lot of falls,” she said.

Parkinson’s has been especially tough on Nancy because she and her husband Bob own a dance studio. She said she has tried different medications, and she’s even had brain surgery.

But the Dufaults said there is only one therapy that actually works.

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