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Mild Cognitive Impairment: Light Exercise Halts Cognitive Decline in People at Risk for Alzheimer’s

For people with mild cognitive impairment, stretching or other light exercise for just 2 hours a week can prevent further cognitive decline

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3 August 2022

Two hours of moderate or even light exercise can stop cognitive decline in people with mild cognitive impairment

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For older people with mild cognitive impairment, just 2 hours of low-intensity exercise a week may be enough to stop further cognitive decline.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to problems with memory, attention, or other aspects of cognition that are noticeable to the affected person or their loved ones, but not severe enough to interfere with independent living. People with MCI are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. There…

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