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- June 7, 2019

A tango with Alzheimer's

Rosener House first in nation to host French therapeutic dance program

by Chris Kenrick

When Barbara Kalt invited a team of French researchers to bring an experimental therapeutic tango program to Menlo Park's Rosener House earlier this year, she wasn't sure whether the dance steps would help improve the cognition, gait and balance in participants with Alzheimer's disease. She hoped, at the very least, that it might make the lives of those who use the adult day care facility more fun and interesting. Either way, the program would be a win-win, figured Kalt, the director of Rosener House at the time.

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Contributing writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@paweekly.com.

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