Exergaming and Older Adult Cognition: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

submitted by: gowanc
Background: Dementia cases may reach 100 million by 2050. Interventions are sought to curb or prevent cognitive decline. Exercise yields cognitive benef?ts, but few older adults exercise. Virtual reality–enhanced exercise or “exergames” may elicit greater participation. Purpose: To test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours (“cybercycle”) will enhance executive function and clinical status more than traditional exercise; (2) exercise...
Authors: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD, Paul Arciero

DECIDE Science Gateway demo for the 1st periodic review

submitted by: barbera

This video shows how the Science Gateway of the DECIDE project (www.eu-decide.eu) works. The video has been shown at the 1st periodic review.

Exercise as a Preventive or Disease-Modifying Treatment of Dementia

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Eric J. Ahlskog, from the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effect of exercise in dementia and the aging brain. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3cb65dy