The benefits of strength and aerobic training in elderly individuals with dementia

Takeaway

  • Exercise is clearly of great benefit to elderly individuals with dementia.

  • Strength and aerobic training significantly improved cognitive outcome measures and levels of two dementia biomarkers.

Why this matters

    Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise for individuals with dementia, from increasing cognition and slowing cognitive reduction, to improving mobility and quality of life. Thus, Future dementia rehabilitation and management strategies cannot ignore the importance of exercise in the elderly.