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Dr. Albert Einstein is a Neurologist at the College of Medicine. In a 21-year study conducted by Joe Verghese, it was found that social dance reduces the risk of dementia in the elderly to 76% in order to determine which activities are effective in decreasing the risk of brain development and Alzheimer's development. Dr. Verghese and colleagues suggested that social dance activity provides and activates the advantage of brain neuroplasticity.

It causes our brain cells to die during the aging process, usually the name memory (like the names of loved ones) is the first, because a single neural path is connected to this cullet of stored information. If this neural connection is lost, this information is also affected.

According to the researchers, the key to prevent dementia is to create new neural pathways. The way to do this is to make quick, instant decisions. Each of these decisions is effective in the formation of better cognitive resources and the formation of a more complex neural synapse network. In short, our brain has more neural pathways to store information, making it more accessible and less likely to be forgotten.

Researchers have emphasized that not every kind of dance will create more neural pathways, for example dances where the same steps based on repetition are remembered will not create new neural pathways in the brain. The development of cognitive functions occurs when we learn new things that we have not tried before. In this study, dancers who performed dances such as foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango and Latin dances showed more resistance to dementia.

Then let's dance :)

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