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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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
Refereed: Yes
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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 05:42
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:50

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