Dementia Literature Review

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Can Exercise Aid in the Prevention and Regression of Dementia
Brandi Jorge
Columbia College Abstract
Dementia affects more people than the average person actually knows. Around 3 million people suffer from dementia with most cases being affected because of Alzheimer’s disease (McLaren, 2013). In recent studies exercise physical and mental have shown to help prevent and regress the effect of dementia and Alzheimer’s (McLaren, 2013). Although medication helps these two diseases, finding a way to prevent and regress without pharmacology use is the main purpose of this literature review.
Keywords: AD (Alzheimer’s disease)
Dementia Prevention and Regression
Over the last era there has been a significant amount of research and data centered on neuroimaging approaches that have concluded physical activity benefiting cognitive health (Gomez-Pinilla, 2013). By engaging in physical activities such as aerobics and yoga, the brains tissue is healthier and has less signs of age related diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (Gomez-Pinilla, 2013). These types of exercises give command back to parts of the brain which helps control the cognition. Those who are active in their lives will have better resources for storing more information and being able to gather the information quicker than those who are not physically active (Gomez-Pinilla, 2013).
The older someone is the more likely they are to either have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. According to recent trials, 124

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