Author

Yin WuFollow

Date of Award

Summer 7-16-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Gerontology Institute

Abstract

Cognitive impairment is prevalent among older adults population. It brings restriction to older adults’ lives and bring huge burden to the society. Mind-body exercise has characteristics from both physical exercise and intellectual experience. Moreover, it has potential cognitive benefits to reduce the incidence even reverse cognitive impairment. Using meta-analysis to analyze findings form published research on mind-body exercise, this study will explore whether practicing mind-body exercise is beneficial for the management of cognitive impairment.

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