A recent study that paired virtual reality and dance shows promise in treating urinary incontinence in older women. In the study, a series of dance exercises were combined with video to create a physiotherapy program directed at strengthening pelvic floor muscles.
Twenty-four senior women age 65 and older with at least two weekly episodes of mixed urinary incontinence participated in the study program. Adherence is necessary for the participants to be successful. “Our challenge was to motivate the women to show up each week. We quickly learned the dance component was the part that the women found most fun and didn’t want to miss,” said Chantal Dumoulin, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Urogynaecological Health and Aging and lead researcher at the Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal in a release.
Read about it here. Interesting stuff indeed.
At Regency Nursing Centers, our patients are ALWAYS dancing!
They dance at our concerts and special events!
They dance at the beautiful parties we host for them when they reach their Birthday milestones!
They dance outside in one of our beautiful parks during the summer time when we have our weekly BBQ’s and our Carnivals!
They dance with their children and grandchildren who come to participate with them in these events!
They dance with us, their caregivers, because they are alive, thriving and beloved!
At Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, we know what it means to dance and can rightfully attest to the benefits which reach well beyond what the aforementioned study posits!
Our dancing is flavored with – and colored by COMPASSION.
kudos to the Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal for conducting a study on the benefits of dancing to treat incontinence.
However, to discover the benefits of dancing to mend spirits and enrich lives, visit a Regency Nursing Center near you!