Alzheimer’s Association Funding Three Non-Medication Therapy Studies

Medscape (11/5, Brooks) reports that three new studies of non-medication therapies for Alzheimer’s disease are being funded by research grants from the Alzheimer’s Association. One study will evaluate “the effects of a 12-week intervention of exercise or cognitive stimulation, or a combination of the two, for lowering the risk for cognitive decline and dementia in older adults showing signs of mild cognitive impairment.” A second study “will look at the impact of an eight-week aerobic interval training regimen on the brain and thinking abilities in people with type 2 diabetes.” The third study will focus “on the use of Skill-Building through Task-Oriented Motor Practice (STOMP) for improving daily life skills and delaying the decline of these skills in people with dementia.”

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