Through the power of DanCE, we can change the Face of Alzheimer’s
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 ...

11th Feb

2014

Mother Beverly, as we called her, was having trouble with her speech, and it had been going on for months. When it…the stumbling began…she would stumble over one word and catch her “footing” and then resume the ...

28th Jan

2014

1.Shock: When I saw that my mother, Beverly McCombs, could not draw a clock, among a battery of tests given to determine dementia, I was shocked. During the entire hour, my beloved mother was asked to answer questions she simply could ...

18th Nov

2013

In 2006, a study was conducted to determine if social dancing could improve health and mobility, and thereby, reduce falls in adults.  The results of the study were published in the New Journal of Medicine.  The outcomes of ...

15th Nov

2013

One of things I love about ballroom are the people you meet along the way.  I met my wife ballroom dancing.  When I told my coach this, she told me that she read a study there are two activities that have the biggest impact ...