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The Best Means of Avoiding Alzheimer’s Is Dance?

We’ve heard it many times before but here’s a great article and the benefits of dance!

http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/16525/1/The-Best-Means-of-Avoiding-Alzheimers-Is-Dance.html

Why would dancing have such a profound effect on aging brains?

The theory proposed by Dr. Verghese and his fellow researchers is that social dance is an activity that activates and takes advantage of our brains’ neuroplasticity. That is, according to Dr. Joseph Coyle, a commentator on the study, “The cerebral cortex and hippocampus, which are critical to these activities [greater cognitive reserve and increased complexity of neuronal synapses], are remarkably plastic, and they rewire themselves based upon their use.”

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