Can Tai chi enhance cognitive vitality? A preliminary study of cognitive executive control in older adults after A Tai chi intervention.

@article{Matthews2008CanTC,
  title={Can Tai chi enhance cognitive vitality? A preliminary study of cognitive executive control in older adults after A Tai chi intervention.},
  author={Margaret M. Matthews and Harriet G. Williams},
  journal={Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={104 8},
  pages={255-7}
}
We explored tasks of cognitive and physical performance in 20 older adult subjects after a 10 week Tai chi program in older adults using a pre-to-post test design. Improvement post intervention was seen in two cognitive measures of executive function and several physical performance measures. Preliminary findings in this non-controlled study suggest the possibility of beneficial effects of Tai chi on cognitive executive function in older adults and support the need to pursue this hypothesis in… CONTINUE READING

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