Dementia care: Best exercises to lower the risk of developing the condition – Express

Author of the study, Dr Giovanni Ravaglia of the University Hospital S. Orsola Malpighi in Bologna, Italy said: “It’s important to note than an easy-to-perform moderate activity like walking provided the same cognitive benefits as other, more demanding activities.”

In another study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, more than 1,700 adults over 65 showed a significant reduction in the risk of dementia among regular walkers.

In the study, walkers who exercised three or more times a week showed a dementia risk of 13 per 1,000 person years, but the adults who walked less often had a risk of 19.7 per 1,000 person years which translates to a nearly 40 percent reduction in risk.

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