Dr Ashleigh Smith
Optimising exercise prescription for brain health in older adults at risk of dementia
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
mild cognitive impairment | neuroscience | cognitive function | exercise therapy | ageing
To reduce dementia burdens in the community, cost effective and targeted early regenerative strategies are critical. Engaging in frequent aerobic exercise is one strategy that can delay the onset and slow the progression of dementia. However, prescription is limited by an incomplete understanding of how exercise positively influences brain health. Here I will investigate the influence of current exercise levels, intensity and exercise environment on brain health in adults at risk of dementia.