Exercise programs in elderly with cognitive impairment

What is the effect of exercise programs on function in community-dwelling elderly with cognitive impairment?

Older people with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment are at increased risk of progressive physical deterioration, falls and hospital admissions. Exercise training has been shown to be helpful in institutionalised older people with cognitive impairment, but the effect of exercise on the equivalent population living in the comminity was less clear.

 
 

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