Study to Explore Possible Synergistic Effects of Exercise, Brain Training in Preventing Dementia

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:16 AM
 

Vankee Lin, PhD

Can a workout regimen for you mind and body help to fend off Alzheimer's disease?

Physical and mental activity have been shown to boost brain function in different ways, but a new study will look to see if the benefits of engaging in a rigorously designed program that includes both aerobic exercise and brain training will complement each other, producing greater gains in cognition than if both activities had been done independently.

Feng Vankee Lin, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the University of Rochester School of Nursing, the Departments of Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Neurology, and Psychiatry, and director of the Cog-T Laboratory promoting successful aging, and Fang Yu, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, are principal investigators on the five-year, $3.67 million grant from the National Institute of Aging.

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