Exercise cuts dementia risk in seniors
London: Exercising twice a week help stave off progression to dementia in older people already showing signs of cognitive decline, scientists say.
The study found that regular resistance training, such as using a rowing machine or weights, can also improve attention, memory and problem solving, the Daily Express reported.
Eighty-six women, aged 70 to 80 with mild cognitive impairment were followed for six months. Brain scans after aerobic and resistance exercise were taken.
Teresa Liu-Ambrose, from the University of British Columbia, said brain function had improved. The results are in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
First Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 20:32
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