The U.K. -based researchers concluded that exercise can not be used as a treatment for cognitive disorders such as dementia, which affects around 50 million people worldwide. The team assigned 329 people to partake in a four-month aerobic and strength exercise program.
Almost 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow cognitive decline has gained widespread popularity.
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Previous research had suggested that exercise could prevent mental decline, and stave off diseases like Alzheimer's, so experts and charities said they were surprised by the findings. Although it improved short-term physical fitness, this "did not translate to improvements in activities of daily living, behavioural outcomes or health-related quality of life".
The participating individuals who had taken part in an exercise programme were even found to have had slightly worse scores in an Alzheimer's assessment when they were tested a year later. They also performed home exercises for another hour each week and received consistent support.
Participants were assessed at six and 12 months after starting the programme.
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The disappointing results are a setback for researchers, who had hoped an exercise programme might improve people's ability to carry out everyday tasks such as washing and dressing.
Lamb doesn't want people with dementia to stop being physically active, however.
Although a fitness regime improved the physical fitness in people with mild to moderate dementia, however it "does not slow cognitive impairment", researchers told to The BMJ medical journal. We know that gentle exercise is good for you. Activities of daily living, number of falls, and quality of life were also assessed. However, they added that it was uncertain "whether the effect on cognitive impairment we observed is important". It involved a relatively small number of people (although much larger number than earlier clinical trials on the topic), and lasted for only 12 months - a period of time too short, perhaps, to produce positive results among the exercise group.
A surprising study by a team of United Kingdom researchers says people with dementia should avoid intense physical activities. "But there are medicines and other treatments that can help with dementia symptoms", the NHS said on its website. Enjoyable activity, be it in the gym or elsewhere, is worthwhile in its own right, regardless of whether it slows people's dementia symptoms. This suggests the type of exercise programme may not have been particularly attractive, particularly to women with dementia.
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