Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioural and social skills that affects a person’s ability to function independently.
Regular exercise is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease. This not only improves cardiovascular fitness but increases endurance and strength which slows the progression of the disease and helps the patients lead a near-normal life for a long time. The goal is to maximize a person’s ability to function and to maintain quality of life.
Benefits of regular exercises