How movement therapy helps with dementia/alzheimers

I found an article posted by Delaware Online recently that shows a 75-year-old man, named Lee Wright, who suffered from dementia. He had found a dance center in the Philadelphia area that offered dance therapy. After just one hour of moving, he described himself as feeling “some kind of wonderful” — explaining that he felt more connected with others. When it comes to dementia, cognitive abilities are diminished and interactions with others seem to fade away. Dancing helps those with dementia feel involved again, and it was interesting to see this man’s story when it comes to both.

The first link is to the article, and the second is to a video.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/health/2016/11/06/dance-therapy-healing-dementia-alzheimers-disease/92724066/ 

http://delonline.us/2f7DyEz

 

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