The tango therapy has recently become a new form of treatment in patients suffering from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as psychiatric diseases like depression and schizophrenia.

“Tango Therapy” for Alzheimer’s Patients

While dancing is generally a popular form of exercise, it is now medically proven that dancing, and especially the Argentine tango, has a great effect medically.

Patients afflicted with these diseases face a future of a deteriorating physical and mental state and need a constant stimulation of the mind. For Alzheimer’s patients the stimulation of the mind and body is vital to combat total deterioration of memory regions of the brain.

‘Tango therapy’ is the term applied to the therapeutic purposes of the dance and is becoming a popular way of increasing the quality of life of many patients.

Dr. Anton E. Coleman, MD has recently joined the Naples Medical Center, to set up the Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Center of Naples. As part of the Center’s multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing, treating and researching Alzheimer’s and other related diseases, Dr. Coleman offer’s Social Activities for patient’s and Caregivers including therapeutic Salsa and Argentine Tango Dancing.

On Saturday April 10th, Dr. Coleman will be offering a workshop on therapeutic Salsa and Argentine Tango dancing for all who may be interested in learning how fun and effective this form of therapy can be.

You are invited to join us for the workshops and live entertainment at…

Noodles Italian Café,

April 10th

Noon to 4pm,   for the

Heart to Heart Dance

Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Support Network


Italian buffet lunch,

Live Entertainment

Dance Workshops,

Caregiver Focus

Signs of Caregiver Stress

What are the warning signs of Caregiver Stress? Your body sends out physical, emotional and behavioral warning signs for stress.

Emotional warning signs:

ÿ         Anger

ÿ         Difficulty concentrating

ÿ         Anxiety

ÿ         Sadness or Depression

ÿ         Frequent Mood Swings

Physical warning signs:

ÿ         Tension Headaches

ÿ         Neck pain

ÿ         Chronic back pain

ÿ         Chronic fatigue

ÿ         Weight loss or gain

ÿ      Sleeping problems

Behavioral warning signs:

ÿ         Withdrawing from relationships

ÿ         Overreacting

ÿ         Acting on impulse

ÿ         Using alcohol or drugs

ÿ         Changing jobs often


Coping with Caregiver Stress

Finding ways to reduce caregiver stress will help lessen the long-term emotional and physical toll. Tips for managing stress include:

ÿ      Keep a positive attitude. Believe in yourself.

ÿ      Accept that there are events you cannot control.

ÿ      Be assertive instead of aggressive. “Assert” your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, combative, or passive.

ÿ      Exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit.

ÿ      Stop smoking.

ÿ      Limit yourself to moderate alcohol and caffeine intake.

ÿ      Set realistic goals and expectations.

ÿ      Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.

ÿ      Don’t rely on alcohol or drugs to reduce stress.

ÿ      Learn to use stress management techniques and coping mechanisms, such as deep breathing or guided imagery.

For more information:

Anton E. Coleman, MD – Behavioral Neurology & Neuroendocrinology

Caregiver Support Services

Dana MacMillan, BA

Caregiver Specialist
Contact : (239) 963 5549
blog :http://retainyourmindfulness.word

About Anton Coleman, MD

I am a Behavioral Neurologist & Neuro-Endocrinologist with more than 27 years of experience and practice.
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