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

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

Journal Name: Current Alzheimer Research

Volume 14 , Issue 12 , 2017

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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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Article Details

VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 12
Year: 2017
Page: [1264 - 1269]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1567205014666170713161422
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