An article from the British Journal of Medicine was released that concluded, “A moderate to high intensity aerobic and strength exercise training program does not slow cognitive impairment in people with mild to moderate dementia. The exercise training program improved physical fitness, but there were no noticeable improvements in other clinical outcomes.”
Full article available here: https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k1675
There was a TON of chatter about the article since it’s release, so we brought in Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD who is a research assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His research focus is using brain imaging and other techniques to quantify change in brain health and ability to be independent as we age or develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Will this cause rehabilitation programs to stop exercise… listen to find out.