A study published in the September 3 issue of JAMA reports that cognitive function modestly improved in adults suffering with memory problems who participated in a home-based physical activity program compared to those who did not participate in the program.

Alzheimer disease (AD) affects 26.6 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 106.2 million by 2050 as the world population increases. Nicola T. Lautenschlager, MD (University of Melbourne, Australia) and colleagues write that, "If illness onset could be delayed by 12 months, 9.2 million fewer cases of AD would occur worldwide. For this reason, attempts have been made to identify individuals who are at increased risk of AD and to test interventions that might delay the progression of prodromal symptoms [early non-specific symptom, or set of symptoms] to full-blown dementia."


 


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