The Impact of Dance Interventions on Mood and Depression in Older Adults
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Victoria Crumbie, Francesca Olmos, Cassandra Watts, Jacinta Avery, Rhonda NelsonThe Impact of Dance Interventions on Mood and Depression in Older Adults

Given the high prevalence of depression among older adults (Murrock & Graor, 2014), there is a pressing need for effective treatment options in this population. Since dance is an activity-based intervention that engages participants physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally, it may be particularly well suited for addressing a variety of health conditions, including depression (Haboush, Floyd, Caron, LaSota & Alvarez, 2006).This brief literature review summarizes current research in this area and provides a knowledge translation plan to guide practitioners in implementing dance interventions linked to positive outcomes related to mood in the older adult population.


Author Victoria Crumbie, Francesca Olmos, Cassandra Watts, Jacinta Avery, Rhonda Nelson
Volume Vol 49, No 2 (2015)
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