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Cognitive, functional and physical activity impairment in elderly with Alzheimer's disease

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Author(s):
Renata Valle Pedroso [1] ; Danilla Icassatti Corazza [2] ; Carla Andreza de Almeida Andreatto [3] ; Thays Martins Vital da Silva [4] ; José Luiz Riani Costa [5] ; Ruth Ferreira Santos-Galduróz [6]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] University State of São Paulo. Institute of Biosciences. Department of Physical Education - Brasil
[2] State University of Ponta Grossa. Department of Physical Education - Brasil
[3] University State of São Paulo. Institute of Biosciences. Department of Physical Education - Brasil
[4] Instituto Federal Goiano - Brasil
[5] University State of São Paulo. Institute of Biosciences. Department of Physical Education - Brasil
[6] University State of São Paulo. Institute of Biosciences. Department of Physical Education - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Dement. Neuropsychol.; v. 12, n. 1, p. 28-34, 2018-03-00.
Abstract

ABSTRACT Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a progressive degenerative disorder that negatively affects quality of life of patients and family members. Objective: The aim of this study is to compare the cognition, level of physical activity and functioning of elderly individuals with mild AD and those without dementia. Methods: The study comprised 24 elderly with mild AD (mean age = 76.9 ± 5.3 years) and 30 elderly without dementia (mean age = 74.1 ± 5.6 years). The following instruments were applied to evaluate cognitive functions: MMSE; Frontal Assessment Battery; Clock Drawing Test; Corsi Blocks, and Verbal Paired Associates. Event-related potential P300 was used to evaluate cognitive processing. The Modified Baecke Questionnaire For Older Adults was applied to evaluate the level of physical activity together with use of a pedometer for 7 consecutive days. For the evaluation of the functioning, the Direct Assessment of Functional Status-Revised scale and functional tests were used. Results: There was a significant difference between the groups in level of physical activity and functioning, except on the test evaluating flexibility. Conclusion: Elderly with AD had cognitive, functional and physical activity deficits which can manifest even in the early stages of the disease. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/03451-8 - Relationship between level of physical activity, cognition and motor function of the elderly in mild stage of Alzheimer's disease
Grantee:Ruth Ferreira Santos-Galduroz
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants