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Dance and Dementia

Dance for Older People (including for those with Dementia)

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Dance and Dementia is an organisation aimed at increasing wellbeing by providing opportunities for people affected by dementia including older people and people with physical difficulties, to engage physically, socially and emotionally through movement and dance.

Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers by Delia Silvester with Susan Frampton

Dementia Gateway: Keeping active and occupied A review of the evidence for keeping active and occupied published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in November 2013. This includes the evidence base for Arts approaches.

South West Yorkshire NHS Trust’s Centre of Excellence in Movement, Dance and Dementia The Centre of Excellence aims to equip health professionals working in dementia care with the knowledge and skills necessary to explore the use of movement and dance.

Keep Dancing: The health and wellbeing benefits of dance for older people This report, produced by BUPA, identifies a number of issues around exercise for older people and draws together the key health benefits of dance for older people. These benefits can promote both physical and emotional wellbeing.


Age of Creativity

Arts 4 Dementia

ARTZ is Artists for Alzheimers (UK)

ARTZ (Artists for Alzheimer's) (USA, Europe, Australia)

Circle Dance in Dementia

Dance and Dementia

The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care (Canada, Australia)




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