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Ping Pong helps dementia patients!

There are 100s of participants in a Ping Pong Therapy program for people with Alzheimer's and dementia at the Arthur Gilbert Table Tennis Center in Los Angeles.  Even though it's not a cure, Ping Pong Therapy helps by raising heart rate and the blood flow to the brain while exercising them mentally as well as physically.

Founder Mikhail Zaretsky says the sport does not cure, or even slow down the disease.  But, it does help with depression, improves their balance, and makes them more alert, says Zaretsky.  And, family members agree.

So, even though progress towards a cure for Alzheimer's disease seems frustatingly slow, it's good to know that something as simple, fun, and enjoyable as Ping Pong can enhance the lives of those living with dementia today!

Read more about the program and its participants...




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