Functional dependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease: a controlled trial on the benefits of motor intervention.

@article{Canonici2012FunctionalDA,
  title={Functional dependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease: a controlled trial on the benefits of motor intervention.},
  author={Ana Paula Canonici and Larissa Pires de Andrade and Sebasti{\~a}o Gobbi and Ruth Ferreira Santos-Galdur{\'o}z and L{\'i}lian Teresa Bucken Gobbi and Florindo Stella},
  journal={Psychogeriatrics : the official journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={186-92}
}
BACKGROUND Cognitive decline has a negative impact on functional activities in Alzheimer's disease. Investigating the effects of motor intervention with the intent to reduce the decline in functionality is an expected target for patients and caregivers. The aim of this study was to verify if a 6-month motor intervention programme promoted functionality in Alzheimer's patients and attenuated caregivers' burden. METHODS The sample comprised 32 community patients with Alzheimer's disease and… CONTINUE READING