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Evidence supporting exercise interventions for persons in early-stage Alzheimer's disease

Buettner, Linda , Richeson, Nancy E. , Yu, Fang , Burgener, Sandy C. , Buckwalter, Kathleen Coen , Beattie, Elizabeth, Bossen, Ann L. , Fick, Donna M. , Fitzsimons, Suzanne , Kolanowski, Ann , Rose, Karen , Pringle Specht, Janet K. , Testad, Ingelin , & McKenzie, Sharon (2008) Evidence supporting exercise interventions for persons in early-stage Alzheimer's disease. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 7(1), pp. 17-24.

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to grade research evidence supporting exercise-based interventions for persons with early-stage dementias and to report the recommendations of a consensus panel. The search produced 11 databased articles testing the effects of exercise interventions in a variety of outcomes. The body of evidence to support exercise interventions in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease is growing and has potential as a treatment modality following translational studies in recreation therapy and other fields.

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ID Code: 18919
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Early stage, Exercise
ISSN: 1539-4131
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 07 May 2009 15:42
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:50

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