Treadmill training as an augmentation treatment for Alzheimer's disease: a pilot randomized controlled study.

@article{Arcoverde2014TreadmillTA,
  title={Treadmill training as an augmentation treatment for Alzheimer's disease: a pilot randomized controlled study.},
  author={Cynthia Arcoverde and Andr{\'e}a Camaz Deslandes and Helena Sales Moraes and Cloyra Almeida and Narahyana Bom de Araujo and Paulo Eduardo Vasques and Heitor Silveira and Jerson Laks},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2014},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={190-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of aerobic exercise on the cognition and functional capacity in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. METHOD Elderly (n=20) with mild dementia (NINCDS-ADRDA/CDR1) were randomly assigned to an exercise group (EG) on a treadmill (30 minutes, twice a week and moderate intensity of 60% VO₂max) and control group (GC) 10 patients. The primary outcome measure was the cognitive function using Cambridge Cognitive Examination (CAMCOG). Specifics instruments were also applied… CONTINUE READING