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Physical exercise modulates peripheral levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF): a systematic review of experimental studies in the elderly.
UNLABELLED The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of studies that analyzed the effect of physical exercise on the peripheral levels of BDNF in elderly individuals. METHOD WeExpand
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A controlled clinical trial on the effects of motor intervention on balance and cognition in institutionalized elderly patients with dementia
Purpose: To analyse the effects of two interventions on the cognition and balance of institutionalized elderly people with mixed dementia. Methods: Fifty-four participants were allocated into threeExpand
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Benefits of physical exercise on executive functions in older people with Parkinson’s disease
The benefits of physical exercise on cognitive functioning have been reported in the literature, but the potential benefits to slow the eventual decline in executive functioning (EF) caused byExpand
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Multimodal exercise intervention improves frontal cognitive functions and gait in Alzheimer's disease: A controlled trial
Aim:  The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of a multimodal exercise intervention on frontal cognitive functions and kinematic gait parameters in patients with Alzheimer'sExpand
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Exercise programs improve mobility and balance in people with Parkinson's disease.
Compromised balance and loss of mobility are among the major consequences of Parkinson's disease (PD). The literature documents numerous effective interventions for improving balance and mobility.Expand
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Effect of a multimodal exercise program on sleep disturbances and instrumental activities of daily living performance on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease patients
To assess the contribution of a multimodal exercise program on the sleep disturbances (SD) and on the performance of instrumental activities daily living (IADL) in patients with clinical diagnosis ofExpand
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Physical activity attenuates neuropsychiatric disturbances and caregiver burden in patients with dementia
INTRODUCTION: A significant benefit from physical activity has recently been described in some patients who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of physicalExpand
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Gait and risk of falls associated with frontal cognitive functions at different stages of Alzheimer's disease
ABSTRACT The decline in frontal cognitive functions contributes to alterations of gait and increases the risk of falls in patients with dementia, a category which included Alzheimer's disease (AD).Expand
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Non-pharmacological interventions on cognitive functions in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can be a stage of pre-dementia. There is no consensus about pharmacological treatment for this population, so it is important to structure non-pharmacologicalExpand
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Effects of obstacle height on obstacle crossing in mild Parkinson's disease.
The aim of this study was to compare the locomotor behavior of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy older adults during obstacle negotiation, both in the approaching and crossing phases.Expand
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