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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2022, 4(10); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2022.041004.

Effects of exercise therapy on cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease and mechanisms of action


Yang Song1, Li Maoquan1,2

Corresponding Author:
Yang Song

1School of Public Health, Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu 610000, China

2Chengdu Qingbaijiang District Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chengdu 610000, China


Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, with patients initially experiencing mild memory impairment and then progressive cognitive loss, causing significant stress to families and society. As the number of patients continues to increase, it is important to explore a variety of treatment options. In recent years, non-pharmacological treatments have played a significant role in the prevention and relief of AD. Among them, exercise therapy has become one of the ideal options for non-pharmacological interventions as it can improve cognition and reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms in AD patients. In this paper, the effects and mechanisms of exercise therapy on the cognitive function of AD patients are reviewed in the hope of providing clinical practitioners with some assistance in the treatment and rehabilitation of AD.


Exercise therapy; Alzheimer's disease; cognitive function

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Yang Song, Li Maoquan. Effects of exercise therapy on cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease and mechanisms of action. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 10: 18-22. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2022.041004.


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