Through the power of DanCE, we can change the Face of Alzheimer’s
11th Mar

2015

A foundation for research is looking to fight Alzheimer’s disease through an unexpected activity: ballroom dancing. The Beverly McCombs Foundation – Dance for Cognitive Enhancement (DanCE) is trying to build on a study that ...

11th Feb

2015

USA DANCE 2015 Presidents’ Ball Fund Raiser for Alzheimer’s Research Contact: Bruce McCombs, Chairman, Organizing for USA DANCE, Orange County, CA Chapter Cell: 214.693.1411 bruce@dancealz.com COMING TO the Richard M. Nixon ...

6th Dec

2014

During aging, sensorimotor, cognitive and physical performance decline, but can improve by training and exercise indicating that age-related changes are treatable. Dancing is increasingly used as an intervention because it combines ...

29th Oct

2014

Researchers are looking at life-style changes, diet and exercise, including salsa dancing, to help reduce the often-debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis which includes problems with muscle control, balance, vision and ...

16th Oct

2014

Cognitive decline is a major concern of the aging population and Alzheimer’s disease is the major cause of age related memory loss with over 5 million Americans affected and 30 million worldwide.  This report (1) describes a ...

19th Sep

2014

USA Dance Orange County announces the Presidents’ Ball Fund Raiser for Alzheimer’s Research and the Dance for Cognitive Enhancement at the Richard M Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California,  March 1, 2015.   ...

17th Jul

2014

The 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, 7/12-17, released several studies on Alzheimer’s and memory loss.  One in particular is the trial conducted in Finland and known as Finger (1), ...

19th Jun

2014

The Alzheimer's Association Central & North Florida Chapter is partnering with the Orlando Chapter of USA Dance to bring an innovative, engaging, and fun ballroom-dance program to the community. "Ballroom For the Brain" will use ...

14th Apr

2014

Studies that have examined the influence of aerobic exercise on the aging brain show that fitness is positively associated with increased brain volumes in frontal and hippocampal regions, and with increased functional connectivity ...

20th Feb

2014

Can ballroom dance prevent Alzheimer’s disease?  Studies indicate that it could. More importantly, ballroom dancing greatly enhances quality of life, which is something that dementia steals from Alzheimer’s ...