search aging programs

Follow Us!

Programs for Elderly XPrograms for Elderly  FacebookPrograms For Elderly on Youtube Programs For Elderly on Pinterest


WHATMusic and dance movement therapy to help those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
WHYTo promote cognitive stimulation such as expression, communication, memory and attention in those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
WHEREChicago Dance Therapy. Founder - Erica Hornthal. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Program Description

“We use a combination of body psychotherapy and traditional talk therapy to address a myriad of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, sensory processing disorders, and Autism.”

“Dance therapy and other art therapies really encourage self-expression they encourage communication but not just verbal communication because patients may lack words, but non-verbal communication.”

-Dr. Dareen Gitelman video: Dance Therapy For Dementia. Living Healthy Chicago.

Dance Therapy may stimulate cognition, emotion, physical and social aspects of well-being

Dance Therapy can allow those with dementia to reconnect with a part of themselves that lay dormant and may also help them to connect with others in a verbal or non-verbal way.

Dementia Assistance and Activities
Dementia, Alzheimer's Caregivers Programs
Memory Recall and Mind Fitness Programs
Dementia and Arts Programs
Dementia Training and Dementia Advocacy
Dementia, Alzheimer's Documentaries







Find out more about Chicago Dance Therapy

Home | About Us | Submissions to Our Site | Disclaimer | Awards | Sitemap
copyright ©