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Dementia and Dancing

When you think of ways to improve brain function, dance is not the first thing that might come to mind, and yet a recent Alzheimers Auckland socialisation project has investigated the role the dance could play for people with dementia.

12 Alzheimers Auckland clients recently completed a six-week dance project with Three Kings resident Carlene Newall and a group of postgraduate Dance Studies students from the University of Auckland. The project was a collaborative effort between Alzheimers Auckland, The University of Auckland Dance Studies Programme, and Wellesley Studios thanks to support from the Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in Dance Studies.

Find out more about the project on nzDoctor.co.nz