Researchers led by Kaisu H. Pitkälä, MD, University Helsinki, Finland report that regular exercise may help slow down the physical function deterioration in patients with Alzheimer’s disease who live at home. The results of the randomized Finnish Alzheimer Disease Exercise Trial (FINALEX) also showed that exercising can reduce the patients’ risk for falls without increasing health care costs. The researchers note that while previous studies have shown the benefits of regular exercise in dementia patients staying in nursing homes, this new study shows that exercise intervention can help patients and their families maintain their way of life longer without increasing […]Continue reading Exercise Beneficial for Dementia Patients Living at Home
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