Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive degenerative condition that affects the brain, leading to memory loss and cognitive functions loss. Even though there’s no treatment yet, a new study shows that aerobic exercises can delay Alzheimer’s Disease and improve its symptoms.
About Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects memory and thinking process.
More than 5.3 million Americans are, at the moment, suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease which is also considered one of the main causes of death in the USA. Gloomy statistics show that, by 2050, there will be more than 15 million patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, in the US.
How Alzheimer’s Disease develops and what causes it are still enigmas for the doctors. However, some specialists believe Alzheimer’s Disease has a genetical component, while others consider that it is linked to low levels of beneficial bacteria in the body.
Moreover, a new study found that Alzheimer’s Disease may be delayed with aerobic exercises, which are also beneficial for those who are already suffering from this condition.
Aerobic exercises to delay and improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Physical exercises are considered a good way to improve the brain health in elderly.
The Department Of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut gathered the data from 19 previous studies on more than 1,100 elderly who were either at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease or already suffered from it.
Gregory Panza, the new study’s author, observed that the subjects who were regularly attending to aerobic classes presented cognitive functions by 300% better than those who were involved in other forms of exercises. In those who did not train, however, the cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer’s Disease was significantly acute.
Researchers were surprised by their discovery which proves, once again, that the body and the mind are connected at a deeper level.
To keep your brain’s function alive and postpone development of degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease combining aerobics with ‘brain exercises’ is more than welcomed. Therefore, memory exercises, resolving crosswords, math problems, or anything like these will preserve your brain’s condition.
In conclusion, combining exercises for the mind with aerobic exercises may delay Alzheimer’s Disease and improve its symptoms.