Physical activity as a protective factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Part of the BJSM’s #KnowledgeTranslation blog series Physical activity (PA) is associated with a decreased incidence of dementia, but much of the evidence comes from short follow-ups prone to reverse causation. This meta-analysis in BJSM investigated the effect of study length on the association. Here’s a summary of the study, written by the authors themselves! […]

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Exercise for the prevention and treatment of cognitive deficits in patients with dementia

By Michiel R.M. Twiss @physiotwiss Regular aerobic exercise (AE) can stop and even reverse brain atrophy. One year of moderate AE has been shown to increase hippocampal volume and improve memory in healthy older adults (1). Recent meta-analytic evidence has confirmed the effects of AE at augmenting hippocampal volume in the healthy late adulthood brain (2,3). Furthermore, […]

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UK’s Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine Call: What is the link between Early Onset Dementia and Contact Sports? Plus 4 key messages – ready for immediate action!

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) in the UK calls for further research into any possible relationship between early onset dementia and contact sports with a risk of head injury/head impacts. Research is needed to better understand the way in which brains may be damaged after a sporting head injury and the time […]

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