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Dancing to Help Prevent Dementia

Today I was looking through my memories on Facebook and there was a memory on how dancing can help prevent Dementia. Instead of just sharing the post I went and researched the study.  This 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. It was funded by the National Institute on Aging and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  What they found was that stimulating one’s mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer’s.

So that lead me to find what dance was best to help keep my mind sharp.

Salsa, Cha-Cha, Night-Club Two-Step, Quickstep, and Bachata are a few dances that will use your full intelligence, in both the Lead and Follow roles.  The more decision-making you can bring into your dancing, the better.

What this did was made me find tutorials for Bachata because I have watched a couple on Instagram dance the Bachata and I always comment how sexy they look and that I want me and my husband to dance that way.

So find a style of dance you can do with a partner and dance at least once a week. The more you dance the sharper the mind.

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