Improve Memory – Exercise May Help Ward Off Memory Decline

Improve Memory

Exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have memory and thinking problems, according to new research in Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The research involved people with vascular cognitive impairment, which is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.

All of the participants were tested before the study started, at the end of the study and again six months later on their overall thinking skills, executive function skills such as planning and organizing and how well they could complete their daily activities.

Those who exercised did improve memory slightly on the test of overall thinking skills compared to those who did not exercise.