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Exercise programs for people with dementia

  1. Dorothy Forbes1,
  2. Emily J Thiessen1,
  3. Catherine M Blake2,*,
  4. Scott C Forbes3,
  5. Sean Forbes4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

Published Online: 4 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006489.pub3


How to Cite

Forbes D, Thiessen EJ, Blake CM, Forbes SC, Forbes S. Exercise programs for people with dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD006489. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006489.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Western Ontario, School of Nursing, Health Sciences Addition H022, London, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  4. 4

    University of Florida, Department of Physical Therapy, Gainesville, FL, USA

*Catherine M Blake, School of Nursing, Health Sciences Addition H022, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7, Canada. cmblake@uwo.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (conclusions changed)
  2. Published Online: 4 DEC 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgments about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included trials
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgments about each risk of bias item for each included trial
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison 1: Physical activity vs usual care: cognition
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison 2: Physical activity vs usual care: Activities of daily living (ADLs)
[Figure 6]
Figure 6. Forest plot of comparison 3: Physical activity vs usual care: depression
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Exercise vs usual care: cognition, Outcome 1 Cognition.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Exercise vs usual care: Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Outcome 1 Comparison of ADL.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Exercise vs usual care: depression, Outcome 1 Depression.