Can exercise protect against Alzheimer’s Disease? The EXERT study is trying to find out . . .

Putting exercise to the test in people at risk for Alzheimer’s

February 6, 2017


Can exercise slow or prevent cognitive decline in older people who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease? A new clinical trial led by NIA-supported scientists in collaboration with the YMCA aims to find out whether exercise may be an effective nondrug treatment for staying cognitively fit.

EXERT trial logoThe trial, called EXERT, will enroll 300 people, age 65 to 89, with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition of mild memory problems that often leads to Alzheimer’s dementia. Based on the trial’s results, the researchers hope to develop an evidence-based “prescription” that will tell people the type and frequency of exercise needed to support memory and thinking skills.

Interested in learning more? Read the link below, and contact Dr. A at Rush for more information.

(article) EXERT study

(for more information about study) EXERT Study flyer_0225

About FWDCHI

Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.

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