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The Link Between Physical Activity and Cognitive Dysfunction in Alzheimer Disease.
Physical Therapy (2015)
  • Cristy S Phillips, DR.
Abstract
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disorder that adversely affects neurons in the brain, ultimately resulting in loss of memory and language, behavioural disturbances, and dependence on caregivers. The strongest risk factor for AD is aging, a risk that doubles every five years after the age of 65 years.1 Increasing population, longevity, and economic prosperity have contributed to concern of a dementia epidemic in the aging population. Currently, 26 million individuals are affected by AD worldwide, a number that is expected to approximate 106 million by the year 2050, provoking serious clinical, social, ethical, and economical problems.
Keywords
  • Physical Activity,
  • Alzhiemer's disease
Publication Date
June, 2015
Citation Information
Cristy S Phillips. "The Link Between Physical Activity and Cognitive Dysfunction in Alzheimer Disease." Physical Therapy (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cristy_phillips/4/