Beneficial Effects of Exercise and Cognitive Training on Cognitive Functions in Older Adults: Introduction of Smart Aging Studies

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Abstract

Cognitive functions decline with age. In elderly people, the decline typically engenders difficulty in performing basic activities of daily living. One purpose of Smart Aging studies is to investigate means for retention and improvement of cognitive functions in elderly people. This chapter introduces a short review of the effects on cognitive functions that have been reported for cognitive and exercise training. The beneficial effects on cognitive functions achieved using our intervention programs (learning therapy, cognitive training with a brain training game, and combined exercise training) are also reported. Finally, we discuss mechanisms underlying cognitive function improvement after intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages205-212
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118840634
ISBN (Print)9781118840559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 6

Keywords

  • Amart Aging
  • Brain training game
  • Cognitive improvements
  • Cognitive training
  • Combined exercise training
  • Exercise training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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