December 17, 2013

Seniors: Exercise To Think More Clearly

Regular exercise can help people with dementia think more clearly and care for themselves better.

A study analyzed 16 trials, of over 1000 patients, from Canada to Los Angeles.  The trials differed in terms of types of exercise programs, level of dementia of the participants, and care settings.

There was universal agreement that exercise is not only beneficial for older adults in general, but also for persons with dementia, in terms of delaying memory problems, improved cognitive functioning and ability to perform activities of daily living.

For greater detail, go to: The Cochrane Library

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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