Mild exercise halts cognitive decline in people at risk of Alzheimer's

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For people with mild cognitive impairment, stretching or other light exercise for just 2 hours a week can prevent further cognitive decline

Health 3 August 2022

By Grace Wade

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Two hours of moderate or even light exercise can halt cognitive decline in people with mild cognitive impairment

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For older people with mild cognitive impairment, just 2 hours of low-intensity exercise a week may be enough to halt further cognitive decline.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to problems with memory, attention or other aspects of cognition that are noticeable to the affected person or their loved ones but not severe enough to interfere with independent living. People with MCI have a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. There …

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