Dancing keeps brain’s white matter together The alternative is that as you get older, the white matter in your brain gets thinner, and there goes a lot of your higher functions.
Dancing can keep you young at Heart? At any rate, it can’t hurt. Unless you’re dancing on the edge of a razor, perhaps.
Just trying to clear up some space in my outbox.
Just posting some links to materials on dance as therapy.
MJFF blog Feb 1, on Dance for Parkinson’s
VL Curtis – 2016
… Symptoms of the disease mimic degenerative conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis,
diabetes, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, and multiple sclerosis. … They are the ego and daimon as
complementary partners within a divine dance of an ordered system appearing as chaos. …
A Mosenia – 2017
… They are also used to help patients who su er from serious neurological conditions, eg,
Parkinsons disease or post-stroke condition . … Salarian et al.  proposed a method for
enhancing the gait of a patient with Parkinsons. 16. disease. Hester et al. …
This just came in: A physiotherapist in Oklahoma has discovered gait training with the use of favorite music and posted the anecdotal results as a video on Facebook. I remember my first experience with Dance for Parkinson’s and how it got me swinging my arms to the rhythm. Recently found that Walk Like A Man reminds me to get my shoulders back and my head up, instead of stooping over like Quasimodo. (YouTube of WLAM below).
Someone needs to put together a playlist on YouTube of Gait Training For Parkinson’s videos and songs. Who will beat me to it? Bueller? Bueller?