By Leah Fein
The music we listen to early in life remains engrained in our brain and can even be recognized throughout the course of Alzheimer’s disease. Memory in Motion aimed to use this power of music to get people living with cognitive deficits and their caregivers up, moving, and having fun. Colby Damon, a former professional dancer with BalletX, led the group.
“Dance gets the heart rate up and the circulation flowing, but the only side effect is having fun,” Damon told Penn Medicine News. “It breaks the isolation, connecting them with music and thereby emotional associations they know and love.”