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.