28 octobre 2019
Salle du conseil A224
Physical activities and exercise for healthy cognitive aging (Présentation en français)
Dr. Louis Bherer, M.Ps., Ph.D, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal Preventive Medicine and Physical Activity Centre (Centre ÉPIC)
Physical activity and exercise can help improve cognition, quality of life and mobility in older adults. This talk will be an overview of more than ten years of intervention studies from our lab supporting the notion that multiple exercise modality, from aerobic endurance training to resistance, gross motor exercise and dance training can lead to several benefits in older adults. Our results suggest that these programs can help enhance cognition, quality of life and boost biomarkers associated with brain plasticity (e.g., BDNF). Studies with patients also suggest that physical activity and exercise can be used as effective non-pharmaceutical intervention in frail older adults and patients with Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment at dementia.
Invitant : Stefan Agrigoroaei