Bisbe 2020

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Treatment MCI
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
No blinding
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Choreographed exercise // Physical therapy
Dosage and Duration
Participants were allocated into Choreography or Physical Therapy group and performed exercises twice per week in 60-minute sessions during 12 weeks
Absolute Number of Participants
36
Health Status/Diagnosis
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Key Points
"Thirty-six participants with amnestic MCI, ages 65 to 85, were assessed at baseline and after 12 weeks of intervention, by comprehensive validated neuropsychological and physical assessments. A Repeated measures General Lineal Model showed statistically significant differences in cognitive and physical outcomes. Both groups significantly improved in visual delayed recall. The Choreography group exhibited significantly more benefits on verbal recognition memory than the Physical Therapy group. Conclusion(s): Greater cognitive benefits were achieved in the choreographic intervention than in the multimodal physical therapy, mainly in those functions more related to the risk of conversion to dementia. Additional studies are needed to confirm whether the observed effects are related to delayed onset of Alzheimer's disease in elderly adults with amnestic MC" Bisbe 2020