Ping Pong is a game, and it’s THERAPY!
We utilize the sport of Table Tennis to improve Brain Fitness and Mental Health by victims of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Depression and Mild to Moderate intellectual disabilities.
A Japanese study*, published by Alzheimer’s Weekly, concluded that brain disease patients who played Ping Pong regularly experienced a boost in brain function and awareness, AND decreased dementia and depression.
Further, a sample of 3,000 elderly table tennis players were tested measuring reasoning skills, communication and memory were shown to have increased frontal lobe function after just two minutes of play!
An additional sample of 113 patients with brain diseases and dementia who were put on a ping pong-based rehabilitation program showed physical, mental and emotional improvement after a 10-month period.
– The number of patients dependent on a wheelchair dropped from 42 to 15.
– Those able to walk without any assistance rose from 41 to 66.
– The number of patients suffering from acute depression was halved.
– More than 70 patients had their dementia rating downgraded after the study period.
• 25 of them testing “normal” when their ping pong regimen was completed.
Support The Table Tennis Foundation. You donations directly support our MISSION to help The Alzheimer’s Association, People in Need, I Need a LightHouse and Vanguard Landing.
You also support our VISION to bring the sport of Table Tennis to the local community through the school system, our assisted living communities and the therapeutic focused medical facilities.
Imagine our high schools having a Ping Pong team competing with one another! Imagine a table tennis table in each Assisted Living community for the elderly to play on! Or imagine the therapeutic benefits for patients needing both physical and brain stimulating excercise in our medical facilities!
Your donation helps both our Mission and our Vision! Won’t you participate in supporting us?
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*Source: Alzheimer’s Weekly, SAEF; 7/11/2012