Physiotherapy through Dance Workshops for people with dementia
For people living with dementia, keeping active can be increasingly difficult as the condition progresses. If you, or someone you know, experiences dementia, you’ll know that the possibility of a fall can cause real concern.
The Brain Charity’s specialist team of physiotherapists and dancers have developed a set of integrated exercises which are beneficial for agility and mobility, specifically for people living with dementia. By doing these guided exercises frequently, participants can:
- Maintain balance and flexibility
- Minimise the risk of trips and falls in the future
- Retain independence for as long as possible
Research shows that participating in music-based therapy activities has positive effects on mood and decreases anxiety. When we get activated by music, different parts of our brain light up. Dancing is so great for our brain health, because we engage multiple regions of the brain while dancing, and learning new dance moves can improve neuroplasticity. And, because dancing involves mental effort and social interaction, it’s the kind of stimulation which can help reduce the risk of dementia.
These free workshops run for 12 weeks at a time, and you are welcome to book if you - or someone you care for - experiences dementia.
At the moment, these workshops run online - please click here for details of how to join.
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Thank you to Quilter Cheviot Investment Management for making our Physiotherapy through dance workshops for people with dementia possible.