Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer's prevention review

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Subject Area:Psychology

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The journal articles as discussed in this term paper include, Moderate Physical Activity is Associated with Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Can Exercise Improve Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease? A Meta-Analysis, The effect of exercise interventions on cognitive outcome in Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review, Cognitive responses to exercise in Alzheimer’s disease, and Preventing Alzheimer disease with exercise? About Alzheimer disease. Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer's prevention The press article selected for this paper is “Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer's prevention’’ by Ana Sandoiu and published on 30th January 2018 ("Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer's prevention," n. d. This article argues that the aerobic exercise like jogging, power walking, can be a suitable type of exercise that can help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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The need to discuss the impact of aerobic exercise in relation to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease is based on the new research which was conducted recently and published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, focusing on the benefits that people get due to exercising for delaying Alzheimer’s disease. The participants were individuals with high risk for the disease of Alzheimer and they were in late middle-age, and currently they does not show cognitive impairment. The researcher measured the activity levels for one week, quantified and carried out the analysis. This method allowed the researcher to explore the time that each subject spent in the three levels of physical activity which include light, moderate and vigorous levels.

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The physical activity at light levels represent walking slowly, then the moderate level represent brisk walking, and vigorous level represent a strenuous run. The analysis of the data collected from these physical activities was statistically done to find out the way it affected the glucose metabolism, which is the measure for neuronal activity and health, in the parts of the brain that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease tend to be depressed with glucose metabolism. Can Exercise Improve Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease? A Meta-Analysis This research aimed at examining the effects of engaging in exercise training on cognitive function in people diagnosed with or at risk for Alzheimer's disease. This was a secondary research which did not require the researcher to seek approval from 13 institutional review board and the standard that is outlined in the AMSTAR Methodological Quality Scale 12 and PRISMA Statement 11 were followed in this study (Panza GA , et al.

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, n. d. The findings of this study deduce that exercise training is likely to delay the decrease in cognitive function that affects people who are diagnosed with or at the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and this caused by engagement of such individuals in aerobic exercise. The role aerobic exercise is an example of the non-pharmacological intervention that is highly supported by this research to have a significant impact in preventing and delaying the Alzheimer’s disease in individuals. The effect of exercise intervention for prevention of this disease has been effectively evaluated in various epidemiological studies. The press article did not address the benefits of engaging in exercise by the patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. According to this research, the potential benefits of engaging in exercise by individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are not fully identified.

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This research carried out a systematic review in order to assess the importance of exercising with aim of reducing the cognitive function within Alzheimer. The prior studies had not effectively measured the amount of physical activity or exercise required to help old adults diagnosed with the disease. The findings of this research indicated a strong relationship between engaging in exercise and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings suggested that individuals with low activity were more likely to develop Alzheimer disease. This supports the main idea of the press article that engaging in exercise may help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. References Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer's prevention.  K. , Boots, E.  A. , Oh, J.  M.  International Psychogeriatrics, 1-10.

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