Exercise Helps Protect Brains Of Those With Early Alzheimer’s

July 28, 2008

According to new research, exercise can help the brains of people who have been diagnosed with early Alzheimer's and dementia..New York (ChattahBox) – According to new research, exercise can help the brains of people who have been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The new research was presented by William Thies, vice president of medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer’s Association on Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Chicago.

The research was based on two studies, and showed that exercise, even when not strenuous, is key to a a healthy brain for Alzheimer’s patients.

As stated, two studies were looked at for research.

The first study found a link between cardio-respiratory fitness, and brain changes related to Alzheimer’s in the hippocampus.

The hippocampus is the part of the brain first hit by Alzheimer’s, and is key to memory, and navigating.

The second study supported the notion by finding a link between exercise, and an overall improved quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Exercise was found to help people with Alzheimer’s have better balance, more confidence, etc.


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