Article written by Erin Drake on December 12, 2018
If you are a professional or amateur ballroom dancer or simply just a lover of ballroom dance, then you know how good dance is for your brain and body. You may have even experienced its benefits yourself! It’s obvious from watching TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance that ballroom dance keeps you physically in shape while challenging you mentally, lifting your mood emotionally and promoting a social connection with your partner. In fact, scientific studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine as well as by Harvard, Columbia and other major medical schools all agree that ballroom dancing is specifically linked to the prevention of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and one of the best treatments for people struggling with neurological degenerative disorders.
With ballroom dance being proven as an effective way to prevent and treat dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many other neurological diseases, why is it not the #1 prescribed activity among those afflicted?
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