Peverel Court Care brings health and wellness with dance at its homes

Happy senior couple dancing latin american dance for funAt Peverel Court Care, you will notice our residents getting energised and rejuvenated during a dance session. Many visitors are amazed to see some of our frail-looking residents smiling, laughing and becoming animated when dance is a part of their daily activity.

There is ample scientific evidence to show that dance benefits the elderly, including those suffering from dementia.

Calms dementia patients

A researcher associated with the Dementia Research Centre in London conducted research on dancing and dementia. The researcher found that dancing not only calmed the patients but also improved mood and quality of life, and built stronger bonds between the patients and staff.

Fosters social interaction

Structured and regular dance sessions in care homes encourage social interaction. The sessions allow residents to mingle with one another and the staff. Researchers from Queen Margaret University state that dancing allows residents to explore their emotional difficulties using the movements of the dance.

Energises residents with limited mobility

Even residents who are frail and have limited mobility can benefit from dance sessions. When such residents participate in the activity, their posture changes and they come to life watching others enjoying themselves. If these residents are encouraged to move safely while seated, it can revitalise them and make them happy and lively.

Improves physical and emotional wellbeing

Care home residents enjoy improved emotional and physical wellbeing if they are encouraged to dance. The act of dancing improves and strengthens muscle tone and makes residents fitter. Dancing also improves brain function and allows dementia patients to express themselves without getting frustrated over finding the right words.

Peverel Court Care has always taken pride in its exceptional elderly care. As a part of this exceptional and customised elderly care, we promote and encourage dancing. We even invite external groups, such as Dance Café, to come to our homes and perform for and with our residents so that they can reap the benefits of dance.

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