physical activity

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

Authors: Kate E Devenney, Marit L Sanders, Brian Lawlor, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, Stefan Schneider, NeuroExercise Study Group

Journal: BMC Geriatrics

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 […]

A combination of physical activity and computerized brain training improves verbal memory and increases cerebral glucose metabolism in the elderly

Authors: T Shah, G Verdile, H Sohrabi, A Campbell, E Putland, C Cheetham, S Dhaliwal, M Weinborn, P Maruff, D Darby, R N Martins

Journal: Translational Psychiatry

Year Published: 2014

Physical exercise interventions and cognitive training programs have individually been reported to improve cognition in the healthy elderly population; however, the clinical significance of using a combined approach is currently lacking. This study evaluated whether physical […]

Exercise, Sedentary Pastimes, and Cognitive Performance in Healthy Older Adults

Authors: Susanne Inez Steinberg, Mary Dupuis Sammel, Brian Tal Harel, Adrian Schembri, Christopher Policastro, Hillary R Bogner, Selamawit Negash, Steven Edward Arnold

Journal: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Year Published: 2014

Background: Moderately vigorous physical activity (MVPA) provides a protective affect against cognitive decline and cardiovascular risk factors. Less is known about sedentary pastimes or non exercise physical activity (NEPA) and cognitive performance. Method: 125 healthy adults […]

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