Imitating movements could help Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association. There is no cure and no way to slow or prevent the illness. But, patients can still benefit from both physical and cognitive rehabilitation, and researchers are learning that mimicry may be a useful tool to help them regain lost abilities.

04/01/2016

Photo: Elderly man looking at the woman who talks to him; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Scott Griessel

Study shows imitating movements could help Alzheimer's patients relearn; © panthermedia.net/Scott Griessel