Exercise Programs for People With Dementia (BBC News / Cochrane Review)


A recent Cochrane systematic review of eight exercise trials, involving over 300 patients living at home or in care, indicates that exercise for people with dementia can help to improve thinking abilities and functioning in activities of daily living (ADLs). The exercise programs revealed no significant improvement in reducing BPSD, challenging behaviours or depression.

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Exercise ‘is good dementia therapy’. London: BBC Health News, December 4th 2013.

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Forbes, D. Thiessen, EJ. [and] Blake, CM. [et al] (2013). Exercise programs for people with dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, December 4th 2013, Issue 12, No. CD006489. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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