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

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 12 ]

Author(s):

Blanka Klimova, Martin Valis and Kamil Kuca*   Pages 1264 - 1269 ( 6 )

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.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003, Hradec Kralove, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Sokolska 581, Hradec Kralove, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanského 62, 50003 Hradec Kralove



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