Through the power of DanCE, we can change the Face of Alzheimer’s
23rd Aug

2019

By Sumathi Reddy Aug. 19, 2019 Elvis Presley croons in the background as dance teacher Stine Moen gently calls out dance steps. “Right, left, rock step,” says Ms. Moen, demonstrating the Lindy hop to six seniors. “Sloooooow, ...

10th Jul

2019

by Brent Lambert • August 28, 2017 • As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. A new study, published in the open-access ...

26th May

2019

By Marilyn Friedman April 30, 2019 In a packed ballroom, a dapper man in a silver tuxedo swing dances with a young woman to Count Basie’s jazz classic “Shiny Stockings.” A parade of 93 other women patiently wait their turn. The ...

22nd Jan

2016

Participation in community-based Argentine Tango classes over 2 years led to improvements in motor and non-motor symptom severity, Active Daily Living performance and balance in a small group of people with Parkinson Disease.  All ...

29th Aug

2015

There is a scene in the documentary I’ll Be Me in which musician Glen Campbell, the movie’s subject, watches grainy old home videos alongside his wife, puzzling over what’s in front of him and constantly asking just ...

23rd May

2015

BAN2401 (Humanized anti-amyloid beta mab) Alzheimer’s disease Developed by Biogen in collaboration with Eisai Co., Ltd. The most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that leads to impairment of ...

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 ...