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Declining physical capacity but maintained aerobic activity in early Alzheimer's disease
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences/Geriatrics, Uppsala University.
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences/Geriatrics, Uppsala University.
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences/Geriatrics, Uppsala University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8196-0553
2012 (English)In: American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia, ISSN 1533-3175, Vol. 27, no 3, 180-187 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The longitudinal influences on physical capacity and habitual aerobic activity level in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are unclear. Therefore, changes in physical capacity and aerobic activity level were evaluated. Twenty-five individuals with AD were assessed annually for 2 years, by 10-m walk test, 6-minute walk test, and timed up-and-go (TUG) single/dual tasks. Habitual aerobic activity was assessed by diary registrations. The AD group showed a lower physical capacity than controls at baseline but comparable levels of aerobic activity. During the follow-up period, physical capacity declined in the AD group, but the aerobic activity levels changed only marginally. Our results show that in the early stages of AD, people are capable of maintaining health-promoting aerobic activity levels, despite a decline in their physical capacity. Additionally, it appears that cognitive dysfunction contributes to an impaired physical capacity. The TUG tasks might, therefore, be useful for detecting early signs of cognitive impairment.

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2012. Vol. 27, no 3, 180-187 p.
Keyword [en]
dementia, longitudinal, physical activity, timed up-and-go, walking
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Hälsa och välfärd
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-14460DOI: 10.1177/1533317512442996ISI: 000303831300007PubMedID: 22573284OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-14460DiVA: diva2:727894
Available from: 2012-06-07 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2015-08-19Bibliographically approved

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