The evidence for exercise in dementia prevention

Here are some tips for encouraging patients to exercise

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality according to the WHO.


Brain health is not exempt from the impact of low physical activity levels, with physical inactivity across the lifespan increasing the risk of late-life cognitive impairment and dementia.1-3

Dementia has been regarded as the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century, and while age is the most significant risk factor, dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing.2

Considerable evidence shows that managing