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Non-pharmacologic behavioural activity interventions to prevent dementia 

Non-pharmacologic behavioural activity interventions to prevent dementia
Non-pharmacologic behavioural activity interventions to prevent dementia

Michelle C. Carlson

and Vijay R. Varma

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date: 18 May 2022

Behavioural interventions to prevent and delay dementia onset and progression are on the rise. Physical, sensory, electrical, and multimodal lifestyle activity may impact cognitive and brain health in multiple ways that impact directly or indirectly the neuropathology and clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementias. Many of these programmes are scalable through existing clinical settings and community infrastructure, including schools, community and retirement centres, religious institutions, and other public and private non-profit organizations. At the same time, much remains to be learned about the specific physical and lifestyle activities that contribute to cognitive health or offer resilience to pathology, and the limits of their effectiveness. An important objective for these studies will be to explore the additive and interactive effects of different interventions, both behavioural and pharmacologic.

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