The effect of exercise on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: towards a research agenda

Thuné-Boyle, Ingela and Iliffe, Steve and Cerga-Pashoja, Arlinda and Lowery, David and Warner, James (2012) The effect of exercise on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: towards a research agenda. International Psychogeriatrics, 24 (7). pp. 1046-1057. ISSN 1041-6102 . (doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610211002365) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Background: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common and are core symptoms of the condition. They cause considerable distress to the person with dementia and their carers and predict early institutionalization and death. Historically, these symptoms have been managed with anxiolytic and antipsychotic medication. Although potentially effective, such medication has been used too widely and is associated with serious adverse side-effects and increased mortality. Consequently, there is a need to evaluate non-pharmacological therapies for behavioral and psychological symptoms in this population. One such therapy is physical activity, which has widespread health benefits. The aim of this review is to summarize the current findings of the efficacy of physical activity on BPSD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: depression; anxiety; apathy; sleep; dementia
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 09:12 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 14:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36612 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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