Physical exercise could improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia

July 29, 2015

Three studies have demonstrated that physical exercise might not just reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia; it might be an effective form of treatment as well.
The findings of the new randomized controlled trials were presented at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, D.C.

“Based on the results we heard reported today at AAIC 2015, exercise or regular physical activity might play a role in both protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and also living better with the disease if you have it,” reports Maria Carrillo, chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association.