Pain and physical (in)activity in relation to cognition and behaviour in dementia

  title={Pain and physical (in)activity in relation to cognition and behaviour in dementia},
  author={Erik Scherder and Laura H P Eggermont and Wilco P Achterberg and Bart Plooij and Karin Mari{\"e}lle Volkers and Roxane A F Weijenberg and Astrid M. Hooghiemstra and A E Prick and Marlenna Pieper and Christiaan G. Blankevoort and Sandra M G Zwakhalen and Marieke J. G. van Heuvelen and Jeroen Hamers and Frank Lobbezoo and Dick F. Swaab and Anne Margriet Pot},
  journal={Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie},
  volume={40 6},
Older persons with dementia may become confronted with a decline in the level of physical activity. Indeed, a positive relationship between physical activity and cognition has been demonstrated. Although the causality of this relationship needs to be confirmed in advanced dementia, particularly animal experimental studies show the possible negative influence of restrained physical activity on behavior of patients with dementia. Patients with dementia, who get immobilized because of agitation… CONTINUE READING

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