Tag Archives: Exercise for Cognitive Impairment

Dance Movement Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary The authors of this systematic review wanted to assess the effects of dance movement therapy on behavioural, social, cognitive and emotional symptoms of people with dementia, and compare outcomes of such treatment to no treatment, standard care or any … Continue reading

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Increasing Numbers of Prisoners With Dementia (PPO / MHF)

Summary The Prison Service is said to be unsuited, at present, to meet the needs of an ageing inmate population with chronic age-related conditions. It needs a strategy to handle growing numbers of older prisoners. Prison staff generally need to … Continue reading

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

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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Significant Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Risk of Dementia (BBC News / PLoS One)

Summary A study spanning 35 years by Cardiff University, following 2,235 men from Caerphilly, has found a strong beneficial impact of life-long exercise in reducing the risk of developing dementia. The research team estimates that unhealthy living has accounted for around 10% of the NHS … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Treatments to Prevent Cognitive Decline (CMAJ: Journal of the Canadian Medical Association)

Summary This systematic review examined the best 32 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) investigating treatments for cognitive decline, including drug treatments, hormone therapies, nutritional supplements, physical activity and cognitive exercises. The authors looked comprehensively at pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments in healthy … Continue reading

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Benefits of Physical Activity for Activities of Daily Living in Moderate to Severe Dementia

Summary This critical systematic review and meta-analysis examined the literature to assess the impact of different physical activity programmes recommended for people with moderate to severe dementia. The impact of these exercise regimes on functional independence in activities of daily … Continue reading

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Exercise for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment (Seattle Protocols)

Abstract This article describes a series of evidence-based interventions designed to increase physical activity in persons with mild cognitive impairment and dementia with a view to improving physical function and improving mood while slowing the progression of cognitive decline. These … Continue reading

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