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Clinical Question

What is the effect of physical activity on improving functional ability for older adults with dementia?

Clinical Bottom Line

Physical activity is one of many interventions used to slow the degenerative effects of dementia, enabling older adults to continue to participate in activities of daily living. Due to minimal evidence and limitations of current studies it is difficult to make a single coherent conclusion. Although the overall evidence reveals a positive correlation between physical activity and maintaining functional ability with people who have dementia.