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Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

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          We all know that we need to move more–and how we move can make a big difference. This recent article from Psychology Today reports on yet another research study that shows dancing has a more powerful impact than other forms of exercise. I am convinced that it is the combination of music and movement that gives dance its power. I am sharing images from Brian Andreas Story People, who always seem to be dancing.

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Source: Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

 

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Dance stance – London Arts in Health Forum blog

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dance in the Hospital***

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           The integration of the arts into medicine is one of the most important developments of the last 20 years. Today’s post comes from the London Arts and Health Forum blog and examines the role of dance as therapy in hospitals. Dance is already emerging as part of the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and as a stabilizing factor for older people.

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Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dance and Parkinson’s Disease***

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          One of the most important developments in medicine over the last 20 years has been the increasing integration of the arts into formal medicine. Dance is growing in its potential as treatment in many different areas from healthy aging to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This report from Stanford University’s medical school is an important contribution to our understanding of dance’s potential in medicine.

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Source: Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

 

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Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

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***Arts in Health Series: Dancing and Creative Aging***

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          One of the important developments in arts therapy has been the emergence of dance as an important part of treatment for diseases such as Parkinson’s and for older people’s ability to strengthen their balance and avoid falls. Today’s post is a report from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in Canada on programs in dance offered for elders with mobility and other medical problems. Dance can be an important part of healthy aging!

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Source: Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

 

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£2.3m to expand dance-based health initiative | News | ArtsProfessional

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***Arts in Health Series: Dancing as Therapy in Medicine***

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          As the arts in health movement grows across the world, dance is taking a leading role in the treatment of challenges from dementia to seniors at risk of falling to Parkinson’s Disease. Today’s post introduces the “Dance to Health” program of the arts in health UK charity Aesop. It builds on work already done and expands the program for two years across England and Wales.

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Source: £2.3m to expand dance-based health initiative | News | ArtsProfessional

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Programs — World Dance for Parkinson’s Day

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          One of the most interesting developments over the last ten years has been the increasing use of dance as part of the treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Today’s post brings you directly to information about “dancing for Parkinson’s” across the world. Is there a program in your community?

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Scottish Ballet wins Parkinson’s UK ‘When I Dance’ competition – Scottish Ballet

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The Healing Power of Dance in Parkinson’s, Scotland Leads the Way:

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           A few days ago I shared the story of a London dance group working with people with Parkinson’s disease. Today’s post introduces us to the program for Parkinson’s at the Scottish Ballet. When I Dance brings together people of all ages and abilities, including those with Parkinson’s. It is very important to learn about the non-pharmaceutical approaches to the treatment of any disease; dance is proving to have important possibilities for the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. If you know of other examples of dance as a healing force, please use the Contact Form on this page to let us know about them.

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“Scottish Ballet has won the Parkinson’s dance groups category for the Parkinson’s UK When I Dance competition.”

Source: Scottish Ballet wins Parkinson’s UK ‘When I Dance’ competition – Scottish Ballet

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‘They come in to dance and leave their Parkinson’s behind’ | Society | The Guardian

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            One of the most important developments in medicine and health care over the last five years has been the increasing integration of the arts into medical practice. In my research form my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life I have found a treasure chest of research and stories about this important phenomenon. Today’s post focuses on the use of dance in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The Guardian brings us the story of one dance company in London, but it is emblematic of examples from the US and Australia as well.

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“How classes run by the award-winning troupe BalletBoyz are giving people with the neurological condition a real lift…”

Source: ‘They come in to dance and leave their Parkinson’s behind’ | Society | The Guardian

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Never too old to dance: DANCE SIX-0 | ArtsProfessional

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          Dance, because it combines music and movement, has almost endless possibilities. For those of us growing older, many of these are in dance therapy, which is being used for the treatment of patents with Parkinson’s disease, among others. This post offers the inspiring story of a contemporary dance company in the UK, with all of the dancers over 60. It was developed after the founders saw the Company of Elders, another senior performing group. Check out this inspiring story.

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“Age shouldn’t be a barrier to dancing or performing, says Vicky Thornton. She shares the story of DANCE SIX-0, a contemporary dance company for the over 60s in Salisbury.”

Source: Never too old to dance: DANCE SIX-0 | ArtsProfessional

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Let’s dance! Rhythmic motion can improve your health – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health Publications

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The Power of Movement for Healing:

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     It is refreshing to see many of the arts turning up in the blogs and publications of major medical schools and universities. Dance, or rhythmic motion, is one of the arts joining the world of medical therapies. Check out this recent publication from the Harvard Health Blog.

“Rhythmic motion like dance offers many health benefits.”

Source: Let’s dance! Rhythmic motion can improve your health – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health Publications

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