Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Regular Exercise Good For Dementia Patients: Study

“Regular daily exercise benefits elderly women with dementia and these benefits appear to accrue over time, researchers from the Republic of Korea report. Dr. Yi-Sub Kwak, assistant professor of sports medicine at Dong-Eui University in Busan, and colleagues compared daily functioning as well as mental and physical abilities of 30 women with senile dementia before and after half participated in a regular exercise program. Their findings, reported in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, suggest ‘regular exercise improves the mental and physical health in senile dementia [patients],’ Kwak told Reuters Health.”

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