“Aerobic exercise slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease,” by Mary Gillis, Reuters
Quote: “Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 percent were randomized controlled trials, which are the most reliable type of study.
“Results indicated that exercise – specifically, cardiovascular exercise – had a strong favorable impact, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
“This study is the first to suggest that aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types of exercise when the goal is to preserve the cognitive health of older adults at risk of or with Alzheimer’s disease, Panza said.”
LTC Comment (from Damon V. Moses, Administrative Coordinator, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): It’s pretty gloomy here in Seattle, but I think I’ll go for a run later.