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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Emerging evidence suggests that exercise may improve cognitive function in older adults. The purpose of this pilot study was to describe changes in measures of cognition and executive function in individuals with chronic stroke following participation in aerobic and strengthening exercise. METHODS A single-group, pretest-posttest(More)
PURPOSE This scientific statement provides an overview of the evidence on physical activity and exercise recommendations for stroke survivors. Evidence suggests that stroke survivors experience physical deconditioning and lead sedentary lifestyles. Therefore, this updated scientific statement serves as an overall guide for practitioners to gain a better(More)
We sought to describe change in cardiorespiratory (CR) fitness over 2 years in those with early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) and nondemented aging and assess the relationship of CR fitness with cognitive decline, brain atrophy, and dementia progression. Individuals with early-stage AD (n = 37) and without dementia (n = 53) attended clinical evaluations,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Post-stroke fatigue is a common and neglected issue despite the fact that it impacts daily functions, quality of life, and has been linked with a higher mortality rate because of its association with a sedentary lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to identify the contributing factors of exertion fatigue and chronic fatigue in(More)
Maximum oxygen consumption ([latin capital V with dot above]o2max) is the primary measure for cardiorespiratory fitness, and the [latin capital V with dot above]o2max value achieved on the treadmill using the Bruce protocol is considered the gold standard. A novel exercise test using a total body recumbent stepper (TBRS) would be an alternative for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine exercise testing response in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and possible disease-related change over time. DESIGN Retrospective assessment of a 2-year observational study. SETTING University medical center. PARTICIPANTS Individuals without dementia (n=50) and with AD (n=31). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cardiovascular health is often impaired after stroke. Reduced exercise capacity ((Equation is included in full-text article.)VO(2peak)) and changes in the vascular system in the stroke-affected limb may impact performance of physical activities such as walking. There is little information regarding the role of prescribed moderate- to(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether functional ability at admission and demographics predict discharge placement after inpatient rehabilitation for older adults recovering from stroke. METHOD In this retrospective study, we examined records of 31,910 adults 65 years of age and older who were admitted for inpatient rehabilitation post-stroke. Binary logistic(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of peak oxygen consumption (Vo(2)peak) using traditional modes of testing such as treadmill or cycle ergometer can be difficult in individuals with stroke due to balance deficits, gait impairments, or decreased coordination. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess the validity and feasibility of a modified(More)