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Current Alzheimer Research

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ISSN (Print): 1567-2050
ISSN (Online): 1875-5828

Research Article

Dancing as an Intervention Tool for People with Dementia: A Mini-Review Dancing and Dementia

Author(s): Blanka Klimova, Martin Valis and Kamil Kuca*

Volume 14, Issue 12, 2017

Page: [1264 - 1269] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1567205014666170713161422

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Abstract

Background: Research studies show a positive impact of physical activities such as dancing on the improvement of cognitive reserves of people with dementia.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to explore dancing efficacy on people with dementia and list the key benefits and limitations of dancing therapy for these people.

Methods: The methods used in this study include a method of literature review of available Englishwritten sources with respect to the dancing therapy and dementia in the acknowledged databases Pub- Med, Web of Science, Springer, and Scopus, and a method of comparison and evaluation of their findings.

Results: The findings of this mini review confirm positive efficacy of dancing therapy on cognitive, physical, emotional and social performance of people with dementia.

Conclusion: More randomized controlled clinical trials should be conducted in this field, as well as other non-pharmacological therapies should be employed in order to holistically contribute to the prevention and treatment of dementia.

Keywords: Dementia, dancing, efficacy, findings, benefits, limitations, review.


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