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Physical exercise and cognitive performance in the elderly: current perspectives

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#35 of 1,499)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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2 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
30 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
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4 video uploaders

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692 Mendeley
Title
Physical exercise and cognitive performance in the elderly: current perspectives
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2013
DOI 10.2147/cia.s39506
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Authors

Neva Kirk-Sanchez, Ellen McGough

Abstract

In an aging population with increasing incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment, strategies are needed to slow age-related decline and reduce disease-related cognitive impairment in older adults. Physical exercise that targets modifiable risk factors and neuroprotective mechanisms may reduce declines in cognitive performance attributed to the normal aging process and protect against changes related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. In this review we summarize the role of exercise in neuroprotection and cognitive performance, and provide information related to implementation of physical exercise programs for older adults. Evidence from both animal and human studies supports the role of physical exercise in modifying metabolic, structural, and functional dimensions of the brain and preserving cognitive performance in older adults. The results of observational studies support a dose-dependent neuroprotective relationship between physical exercise and cognitive performance in older adults. Although some clinical trials of exercise interventions demonstrate positive effects of exercise on cognitive performance, other trials show minimal to no effect. Although further research is needed, physical exercise interventions aimed at improving brain health through neuroprotective mechanisms show promise for preserving cognitive performance. Exercise programs that are structured, individualized, higher intensity, longer duration, and multicomponent show promise for preserving cognitive performance in older adults.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 5 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 672 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 129 19%
Student > Master 117 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 88 13%
Researcher 79 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 49 7%
Other 153 22%
Unknown 77 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 134 19%
Sports and Recreations 96 14%
Psychology 87 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 74 11%
Neuroscience 46 7%
Other 147 21%
Unknown 108 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 July 2020.
All research outputs
#387,255
of 15,625,935 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#35
of 1,499 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,303
of 264,588 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#2
of 68 outputs
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