Lichamelijke activiteit, cognitie en dementie

Onderzoek naar interventies in verzorgingshuizen komt in beweging

Samenvatting

De vergrijzing van de populatie heeft geresulteerd in een grote toename van ouderen met dementie. De bestaande medicamenteuze therapieën voor dementie richten zich op de behandeling van symptomen en een zoektocht naar nieuwe behandelwijzen is volop gaande. Er is ook steeds meer aandacht voor activiteiten die het ontstaan en het verloop van dementie zouden kunnen vertragen. Eén zo'n vorm van activiteit die vooral de laatste paar jaar veel aandacht heeft gekregen, is lichamelijke activiteit.

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Mw. dr. L.H.P. Eggermont, psychologe, Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Psychologie en Pedagogiek, Afdeling Klinische Neuropsychologie, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam en Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Robinson Complex, suite 7800, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118-2526, USA

prof. dr. E.J.A. Scherder, psycholoog, Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Psychologie en Pedagogiek, Afdeling Klinische Neuropsychologie, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam en Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Afdeling Bewegingswetenschappen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen

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Eggermont, L., Scherder, E. Lichamelijke activiteit, cognitie en dementie. NEPR 12, 37–42 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03077117

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