AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Exercise May Help Ward Off Memory Decline

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Exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have memory and thinking problems. The research involved people with vascular cognitive impairment, which is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. In vascular cognitive impairment, problems with memory and thinking skills result from damage to large and small blood vessels in the brain. “Studies have shown that exercise can help reduce the risk of developing memory problems, but few studies have looked at whether it can help people who already have these problems get better or keep from getting worse,” said study author Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PT, PhD, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Click here to read more.

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