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Cognitive benefits of social dancing and walking in old age: The dancing mind randomized controlled trial

Merom, Dafna; Grunseit, Anne C.; Eramudugolla, Ranmalee; Jefferis, B.J.; Mcneill, Jade; Anstey, Kaarin


Background: A physically active lifestyle has the potential to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, yet the optimal type of physical activity/exercise remains unclear. Dance is of special interest as it complex sensorimotor rhythmic activity with additional cognitive, social, and affective dimensions. Objectives: To determine whether dance benefits executive function more than walking, an activity that is simple and functional. Methods: Two-arm randomized controlled trial among...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00026
Access Rights: Open Access


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