Does physical exercise reduce dementia-associated agitation?
Not consistently. Physical exercise demonstrates inconsistent benefit for neuropsychiatric symptoms, including agitation, in patients with dementia (strength of recommendation: B, inconsistent meta-analyses, 2 small randomized controlled trials [RCTs]). The care setting and the modality, frequency, and duration of exercise varied across trials; the impact of these factors is not known.
Published In/Presented At
Jabbour, K., Wilson, L. M., Mathieu, S. S., & Keister, D. (2023). Does physical exercise reduce dementia-associated agitation?. The Journal of family practice, 72(1), E21–E22. https://doi.org/10.12788/jfp.0548
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Faculty