CHICAGO (CBS) — Second City has been holding a couple of improv classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Parkinson’s disease patients, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller
Second City says those improv classes at Northwestern are essentially what they teach on the first day of class at Second City.
One game involves giving each other a present. But of course, it’s all out of thin air.
Dr. Danny Bega is a neurologist at Northwestern.
“This is exercise for their brain in the same way that physical therapy and running on a treadmill is exercise for the body,” he said. “There’s a lot of good part of the brain that’s still working that we need to be tapping into.”