Abstract Title:

Psychosocial benefits of exercise for older adults with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: Innovative practice.

Abstract Source:

Dementia (London). 2017 Jan 1:1471301217725895. Epub 2017 Jan 1. PMID: 28828890

Abstract Author(s):

Juan Tortosa-Martínez, Vicente J Beltrán-Carrillo, Nuria Caus, Marcos J Iglesias-Martínez, Inés Lozano-Cabezas, Sandra Jimenez-Hernández, J M Cortell-Tormo

Article Affiliation:

Juan Tortosa-Martínez


The aim of this study was to explore the perceived psychosocial benefits of a three-month exercise program for 10 older adults with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, a condition in which memory loss is the main symptom. Qualitative data were collected by observation (research diary) and 20 semi-structured interviews with the participants (10) and their caregivers (10). The narratives showed remarkable psychosocial benefits, such as improved mood, motivation, autonomy, perceived competence, self-esteem, and social relationships. The results of this study should provide new insights into the importance of exercise for this population, and may help to design appropriate programs for them.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Exercise : CK(2795) : AC(411)

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