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When professional ballerina Rachel Bar hung up her pointe shoes, she became a scientist who focused on pioneering ways to improve the lives of those with dementia through dance.
"You can take the dancer from the dance, but you can't take the dance out of the dancer," said Bar.
She started a ground-breaking MRI study that examined dancers' brains while they learned new choreography. "I found a learning curve in the brain associated with dance," she added. Learning a particular dance fires up more of the brain. When the choreography becomes more of a habit, the area of the brain that is less active is also the same area affected by Parkinson's.
Behavioral studies prove that dance is beneficial for people with many forms of dementia. Knowing this, they started a pilot program to determine if they could bring dance to people with dementia-causing diseases. From this program, the movie Dancer Not Dementia was born.
Dancer Not Dementia is a short film by Canada's National Ballet School. Dancer Not Dementia captures the extraordinary experiences of dancers living with dementia and their carers. It encourages viewers to reimagine their perception of dementia and discover the vibrant communities challenging dementia-related stigma through dance.
Watch the movie Dancer Not Dementia Here.
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