Benefits of Dancing: Boost Memory
Summary Article: Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter
This is an easy-to-read summary article of a scholarly paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Lower Risk of Dementia
“… elderly persons who had participated to a greater extent in leisure activities had a lower risk of dementia than those who had participated to a lesser extent.”
“Among cognitive activities, reading, playing board games, and playing musical instruments were associated with a lower risk of dementia (Table 2). Dancing was the only physical activity associated with a lower risk of dementia.”