There was promising evidence that exercise programs can significantly improve the cognitive functioning of people with dementia and their ability to perform daily activities, but there was a lot of variation between trial results that we were not able to explain. The studies showed no significant effect of exercise on mood. There was little or no evidence regarding the other outcomes listed above. Further well-designed research is required to examine these outcomes and to determine the best type of exercise program for people with different types and severity of dementia.
Literatuurverwijzing: Forbes, D., Thiessen, E.J., Blake, C.M., Forbes, S.C., & Forbes, S. (2013). Exercise programs for people with dementia: summary.