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The effects of an extensive exercise programme on the progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Authors: Devenney KE, Lawlor B, Olde Rikkert MGM, Sanders ML, Schneider S

Journal: BMC Geriatrics

Volume & Issue: 17 & 1

Page No.: 75

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0457-9

Year Published: 2017

BACKGROUND: Exercise interventions to prevent dementia and delay cognitive decline have gained considerable attention in recent years. Human and animal studies have demonstrated that regular physical activity targets brain function by increasing cognitive reserve. There is also evidence of structural changes caused by exercise in preventing or delaying the genesis of neurodegeneration. Although initial studies […]