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Evidem-Exercise: Exercise As A Therapy For Psychological Symptoms Of Dementia

Lowery, David, Cerga-Pashoja, Arlinda, Warner, James (2013) Evidem-Exercise: Exercise As A Therapy For Psychological Symptoms Of Dementia. In: The Gerontologist. . (doi:10.1093/geront/gnt151) (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) (KAR id:38383)

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Abstract

The objective of the EVIDEM-EXERCISE study was to evaluatethe effectiveness of an exercise regime as a therapy for the behaviouraland psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). A pragmatic, ran-domized, controlled, single-blind, parallel-group trial of a dyadic exer-cise regime (tailored walking) for community-dwelling individuals withBPSD and their carers was undertaken. The primary outcome wasBehavioural and Psychological Symptoms as measured by the Neuro-Psychiatric Inventory at week 12. Results show no significant differ-ence of NPI score at week 12 between the group receiving the dyadicexercise regime and those that did not. Secondary outcome measure ofcaregiver’s burden was significantly improved; caregiver burden dou-bled by week 12 for the control group participants, but decreased forthose receiving the exercise intervention. In conclusion, this study foundthat regular simple exercise does not improve BPSD but did seem toattenuate changes of caregiver burden.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/geront/gnt151
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: David Lowery
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 11:32 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38383 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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