Increased Physical Activity May Provide Protection against Symptoms of Dementia, Study Finds

January 25, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​Researchers found an association between higher levels of daily physical activity and better thinking, memory, and motor skills in older adults, according to a study published on January 16, 2019, in Neurology. Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago collected results from yearly tests for thinking, memory, and motor skills from 454 community-dwelling older adults over a 20-year period prior to their deaths. At an average of two years prior to death, participants were also given bracelets that recorded levels of daily physical activity.

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