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Dancing Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, and Ballroom dancing can be your savior from the debilitating effects that come with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dancing involves different brain functions at the same time:

  • Music

  • Emotions

  • Thought

  • Kinesthetic – learning by doing

  • Physical touching of your dance partner

Each of these functions is handled differently by the brain which helps develop different neural paths.


Which is the best type of dance for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease?


While several types of dance may have some benefit, studies have shown that ballroom dancing is probably the most effective in the prevention of AD. The success of this type of dance is dependent on the cooperation of the two partners in leading, following and improvising dancing steps. This cooperation involves continuous and timely decision making, which stimulates the development of new neural paths.

A 2008 study by Columbia University neuroscientists found that dancers who practice freestyle dancing such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, Latin and swing developed higher resistance to dementia.

Neuro Dance Fitness is a new adaptive Ballroom Dance Program designed specifically for the prevention and therapy of Alzheimer's and Dementia.

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Santa Barbara, California 93105

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