Title

Understanding Dementia: Etiology, Communication and Exercise Intervention

ISBN or ISSN

1524-1602

Volume

35

Issue

4

Publication Date / Copyright Date

8-2013

First Page

88

Last Page

98

DOI Number

10.1519/SSC.0b013e31829ed301

Abstract

With the aging of the baby boomers and number of older adults increasing, one of the pathologies associated with aging is dementia. Dementia is a group of diseases that cause decline in a person's cognitive abilities and executive functioning, resulting in loss of ability to think, reason, and manage life. Increasing numbers of strength and conditioning professionals will be working with older adults who have some form of dementia within their careers. To effectively work with these aging adults with dementia, professionals must understand the disease process, communication challenges that are associated with dementia, and the impact of exercise.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

Dementia, Cognitive Abilities, Executive Functioning, Impact of Exercise

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