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Aerobic and Cognitive Exercise (ACE) Pilot Study for Older Adults: Executive Function Improves with Cognitive Challenge While Exergaming

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, November 2015
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Title
Aerobic and Cognitive Exercise (ACE) Pilot Study for Older Adults: Executive Function Improves with Cognitive Challenge While Exergaming
Published in
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, November 2015
DOI 10.1017/s1355617715001083
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Authors

Nicole Barcelos, Nikita Shah, Katherine Cohen, Michael J. Hogan, Eamon Mulkerrin, Paul J. Arciero, Brian D. Cohen, Arthur F. Kramer, Cay Anderson-Hanley

Abstract

Dementia cases are increasing worldwide; thus, investigators seek to identify interventions that might prevent or ameliorate cognitive decline in later life. Extensive research confirms the benefits of physical exercise for brain health, yet only a fraction of older adults exercise regularly. Interactive mental and physical exercise, as in aerobic exergaming, not only motivates, but has also been found to yield cognitive benefit above and beyond traditional exercise. This pilot study sought to investigate whether greater cognitive challenge while exergaming would yield differential outcomes in executive function and generalize to everyday functioning. Sixty-four community based older adults (mean age=82) were randomly assigned to pedal a stationary bike, while interactively engaging on-screen with: (1) a low cognitive demand task (bike tour), or (2) a high cognitive demand task (video game). Executive function (indices from Trails, Stroop and Digit Span) was assessed before and after a single-bout and 3-month exercise intervention. Significant group × time interactions were found after a single-bout (Color Trails) and after 3 months of exergaming (Stroop; among 20 adherents). Those in the high cognitive demand group performed better than those in the low cognitive dose condition. Everyday function improved across both exercise conditions. Pilot data indicate that for older adults, cognitive benefit while exergaming increased concomitantly with higher doses of interactive mental challenge. (JINS, 2015, 21, 768-779).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 226 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 45 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 16%
Student > Bachelor 34 15%
Researcher 21 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 9%
Other 34 15%
Unknown 38 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 47 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 10%
Neuroscience 19 8%
Sports and Recreations 16 7%
Other 44 19%
Unknown 50 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2016.
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