EFFECTIVENESS OF AEROBIC EXERCISES ON COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS IN ELDERLY
Kandregula Naga Durga Sai*, Singam Siva Sankar, Christie Kiran Gotru
Background and Objectives: Cognitive function decreases with aging. In an aging population with increasing incidence of mild cognitive impairment, strategies are needed to slow age-related decline and reduce disease-related cognitive impairment in older adults. So this background of study is to investigate the effects of aerobic exercises on elderly person’s cognitive functions. Methods: 15 subjects and who have full filled with the inclusion criteria underwent with the aerobic exercises for 9 weeks, 3 days a week for 45 minutes. The assessment is taken at baseline i.e. prior the intervention (pre-test) and at the end of protocol post intervention, measures were taken using Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) test. Results: Statistical analysis of the data revealed that the scores from MMSE and MOCA analysis of the pre score and post score intervention shows a significant improvement by using Paired t test analysis. Conclusion: Finally, the study concluded that 9 weeks of training program with aerobic exercises has shown better improvement in cognitive function on MOCA and MMSE measurement.
Keywords: Aerobic Training, MMSE, MOCA, Cognition, Elders.
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