Exercise ‘is good dementia therapy’

by admin | 4th December 2013

Exercise ‘is good dementia therapy’

People with dementia who exercise improve their thinking abilities and everyday life, a body of medical research concludes.

The Cochrane Collaboration carried out a systematic review of eight exercise trials involving more than 300 patients living at home or in care.

Exercise did little for patients’ moods, the research concluded.

But it did help them carry out daily activities such as rising from a chair, and boosted their cognitive skills.

Whether these benefits improve quality of life is still unclear, but the study authors say the findings are reason for optimism.

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BBC News – 4 December 2013

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