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Can exercise prevent cognitive decline?

Abstract:

As the tolerability of pharmacological agents decreases with age, exercise may be particularly helpful as a possible treatment or stabiliser of mood and cognitive function in older age. Exercise has been most commonly evaluated for the treatment of depression. Exercise interventions designed primarily for treatment of physical conditions in the elderly do appear to confer psychological benefits as well, with reduction in depressive symptoms over the course of treatment. The effects of exercis...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The Practitioner
Volume:
258
Issue:
1767
Pages:
17-3
Publication date:
2014-01-05
ISSN:
0032-6518
URN:
uuid:d426f954-a208-4091-ad92-739ccfb7a75d
Source identifiers:
458029
Local pid:
pubs:458029

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