Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise and Resistance Exercise on Improving Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Authors

  • Sarthaj
  • Saravan Kumar.J
  • Rekha. K
  • Prathab Suganthirababu
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/bk2z7m93

Keywords:

Cognitive Function, Aerobic Exercise, Resistance Exercise, MMSE and MoCA.

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

  • Sarthaj

    Undergraduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Saravan Kumar.J

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Rekha. K

    Associate Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Prathab Suganthirababu

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise and Resistance Exercise on Improving Cognitive Function in Older Adults. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 805-809. https://doi.org/10.37506/bk2z7m93