|Sponsor||Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|CI||Dr Grainne Gorman|
Research suggests that aerobic exercise has a positive
effect on many areas of cognition such as memory, attention, and reaction time.
The most significant improvements have been seen in executive functioning.
These improvements have been found for both healthy and cognitively impaired individuals. So exercise may be a useful intervention for many patients with age related illnesses.
The study will investigate the effects of exercise on
cognitive functioning. We will use many tests to assess key cognitive
functions. Performance on cognitive tests will be examined before exercise
intervention and immediately following its completion.
This aims to examine potential changes in cognition. Cognitive testing will be repeated six months after exercise intervention to determine if cognitive changes have been maintained.