Walking May Help Ease the Symptoms of Dementia

Published On: 06/21/2017

MP900430909A few hours of walking each week may increase brain activity.

A recent study shows there is help for people who are in the early stages of vascular dementia, according to The New York Times in "A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia."

A six-month study found that vascular dementia patients who took one hour walks, three times a week had better brain activity than a control group that did not go on walks. Even relatively mild exercise was beneficial.

This suggests that elderly dementia patients who go on walks, while in the early stages of the disease, could see the disease progress at a slower rate than they would if they did not go on walks.

This study will need to be confirmed by further research and it does not offer a cure for vascular dementia. However, anything that helps slow the disease, by even a little bit, is of great benefit to patients.

In case you were wondering, earlier research revealed that taking walks also helps people in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Call (443) 470-3599 today and schedule a consultation with Maryland Attorney Britt L. Stouffer to learn more about Estate or Elder Law and how she can help you.

Reference: New York Times (May 24, 2017) "A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia."

To learn more or get started on your estate plan, just schedule a time to visit us for a no obligation complimentary consultation.

Schedule Free Consultation
Post Author

Britt Stouffer

Britt L. Stouffer is a Maryland attorney experienced in Estates, Trusts, and Elder Law. With over 10 years of experience in Estates and Trusts, she has learned to appreciate how unique each client truly is. On a typical day, you will find her working on Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Tax Planning cases, Estate Administration filings, Petitions for Guardianships, Special Needs Planning, and Asset Protection.

658 Kenilworth Dr., Ste. 203, Towson, MD 21204

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required