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Physical training improves motor performance in people with dementia: a randomized controlled trial
Objectives: To determine whether a specific, standardized training regimen can improve muscle strength and physical functioning in people with dementia.; Design: Double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial with 3-month intervention and 3-month follow-up period in 2006 to 2009.; Setting: Outpatient geriatric rehabilitation.; Participants: Individuals with confirmed mild to moderate dementia, no severe somatic or psychological disease, and […]
A comparison of performance-based measures of function in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
The objectives of this study are to compare the results of newer performance-based functional assessments in the study of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and to correlate these functional assessments with specific levels of severity of HAND. One hundred fourteen HIV+ subjects in an existing cohort were evaluated with a medical history, neurological exam, neuropsychological test […]
Effects of aerobic exercise on mild cognitive impairment: a controlled trial
Objectives: To examine the effects of aerobic exercise on cognition and other biomarkers associated with Alzheimer disease pathology for older adults with mild cognitive impairment, and assess the role of sex as a predictor of response.; Design: Six-month, randomized, controlled, clinical trial.; Setting: Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System clinical research unit.; Participants: Thirty-three […]
A brief clinical tool to assess physical function: the mini-physical performance test
The aim was to develop a brief physical performance assessment tool that can be reliably used to detect physical impairment in older adults with and without mild dementia. Scores on the 9-item physical performance test (PPT) from non-demented participants were used to develop and validate the 4-item mini-PPT. The validated mini-PPT was then used to […]
Making physical activity accessible to older adults with memory loss: a feasibility study
Purpose: For individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), memory loss may prevent successful engagement in exercise, a key factor in preventing additional disability. The Resources and Activities for Life Long Independence (RALLI) program uses behavioral principles to make exercise more accessible for these individuals. Exercises are broken into small steps, sequenced, and linked with cues […]
Modality of physical exercise and cognitive function in Hong Kong older Chinese community
Objective: We reported the association between modality of Physical Exercise and cognitive function in 782 older Chinese adults assessed in the second phase of a population survey for dementia in Hong Kong.; Methods: Profiles of physical exercise was measured by a questionnaire (no exercise, stretching, aerobic and mind-body exercise). Cognitive Assessments included the CMMSE, ADAS-Cog, […]