The Impacts of Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) for Middle Aged and Older Adults with Alzheimer’s; A Systematic Review

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Jones, Sadie
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Schafer, Gerald
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2023-04-28
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The Impacts of Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) for Middle Aged and Older Adults with Alzheimer’s; A Systematic Review
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Objective. To review the impact of aerobic and anaerobic exercise on neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in middle aged and older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Methods. Studies found through PubMed and CINAHL databases were reviewed for associations between aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise affecting NPS with those with AD. There were 64 articles identified from both databases which were then narrowed down to eight qualitative articles. Results. Aerobic exercise was strongly correlated with an improvement of NPS which includes depression, stress, and aggression in studies designed with specific durations of physical exercise. In some studies, anaerobic exercise found memory training to be effective for reducing NPS. Conclusions. While anaerobic exercise influenced changes in behavioral symptoms, current research suggests that aerobic exercise has a greater impact on NPS, leading to a reduction in stress and depression in individuals with AD.
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