Friday, May 18, 2018

Exergame to combat Alzheimer's Disease

Exergaming was used to combat Alzheimer's Disease in a study conducted by Union college researcher Cay Anderson-Hanley

Study details:
NIH funded
n=14 seniors from pool of 100
6 months regular exergaming/exercising
Mean age = 78 years
Control group
Group 1 = virtual cycle
Group 2 = play game while cycling

Results:
Improvements in both groups executive function including verbal memory and physical function

ExerGaming Points 2 Ponder (ExP2P)

  • Were they using the Espresso Bikes?
  • Did they use recumbent or traditional seated cycles?
  • Was the program and tension standardized for the group, or individually based on fitness levels?
Summary
I am looking forward to reading the full article to dig deeper into these results. Cay has been publishing for a long time and it's good to see these articles getting good press too.


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