Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise and Resistance Exercise on Improving Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Keywords:Cognitive Function, Aerobic Exercise, Resistance Exercise, MMSE and MoCA.
Background: Every living thing ages, yet it seems that a person’s activities and interactions with their surroundings
may slow down to the point where their performance begins to deteriorate. Since cognition is linked to cortical
and subcortical regions, these regions’ deterioration is typically followed by a decline in cognition. Aging affects
a number of cognitive functions, including the ability to quickly process information, reason, and pay attention.
Purpose: To compare the Effectiveness of aerobic exercise and resistance exercise on improving cognitive function
in older adults.
Materials And Methods: The study type was a comparative pre-post type, and the study design was experimental.
68 old persons with cognitive scores of less than 20 provided the data. The study lasted for around 8 weeks. Males
and females between the ages of 60 and 70 were selected. Study period : November 2022 to July 2023.
Result: The Mini Mental Examination Test scale and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment scale, when compared
between Groups A and B, show a highly significant difference in Mean values at P 0.001.
Conclusion: In this study the findings suggest that Aerobic exercise is more beneficial than resistance strengthening
exercise in increasing the cognitive function among the older people.
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