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Feasibility and Perception of the Impact from Aerobic Exercise in Older Adults With Alzheimer's Disease.
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PMID:  22871905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: The subjective experience of participating in aerobic exercise is unknown in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Objective: The purpose of this study was to understand the subjective perceptions of the feasibility and impact of a 6-month, moderate-intensity aerobic exercise intervention by older adults with AD and their family caregivers. Methods: Ten older adults with AD who completed the intervention and their family caregivers participated in four focus group interviews. Results: Four converging themes were identified: "There was no perceived positive change in cognitive symptoms," "The 6-month exercise program was socially rewarding," "The 6-month exercise program increased physical strength," and "Participation in aerobic exercise was a positive experience." Family caregivers further identified two additional themes: "The exercise program led to improved attitude in older adults with AD" and "The exercise program reduced caregiver stress." Discussion: Aerobic exercise is a feasible and well-perceived intervention for older adults with AD and their family caregivers.
Fang Yu; Ruth M Swartwood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2731     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101082834     Medline TA:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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