The effectiveness of physical rehabilitation in the enhancement of proprioceptive and cognitive aspects on Alzheimer disease patients.
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Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Terapia y Rehabilitación
Fisiología del Equilibrio
Based on the Alzheimer Disease (AD) prevention and slowing down, this study has shown interest in evaluating the effects of Global Postural Re-education (GPR) on the cognitiveness of individuals with AD. OBJECTIVE: It is important to verify that by modifying and improving postural attitudes, a better concentration of cognitions in older people is achieved, increases self-awareness and proprioception. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research study is based on an experimental design where participated 135 subjects with AD. It lasted 6 months, with pre-post tests executed before and after the period of treatment. RESULTS: The therapy had a significant effect on the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Quality of life in AD (QoL-AD), Barthel Index (BI), Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and Tinetti Scale scores (TS) compared to the ones of group factor. In the findings of post-hoc analysis it was observed: the improvement of treatment variables, MMSE score...