Before we can really even start this post, I need you to go here. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Okay. Now that you’re back, if you don’t know what the Kinect game screen looks like, visit here for a peak.
Clearly this lady is having a ton of fun. I have no idea what her cognitive status is, but that doesn’t really matter to me. What matters is that the Kinect dance games are very intuitive. You simply listen to the music, watch the dancers on-screen, and mimic their movements. Those in the later stages of the disease may find it easier to follow the moves or a real life person (which means you get to dance, too). A player with any amount of dementia may need help getting the right song playing, but the dancing should come pretty naturally. Someone, please correct me if I’m wrong, but even if you’re moves don’t match the game at all, the song won’t end early, right? So even if you make up your own dance, it doesn’t really matter, though it’s lots of fun to see if you can do it!
Two popular dancing-games using the connect are Just Dance and Dance Central. Both have multiple version out there, and there are probably many other games with a similar concept as well. Know of one? Leave it in the comments!