This trial is evaluating whether Baduanjin Exercise will improve 2 primary outcomes and 14 secondary outcomes in patients with Cognitive Decline. Measurement will happen over the course of baseline, 3, 6 months.
This trial requires 120 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Baduanjin Exercise is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Many common treatments for cognitive decline have been studied yet are not proven effective. Additional research with prospective data is needed for evidence-based guidelines to be set." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Cognitive decline can occur independently of age and is related to poorer functional status in older people with a variety of chronic diseases. Data from a recent study shows that cognitive impairment is highly prevalent and can cause important psychological difficulties for older people with chronic diseases. The findings may have important implications for the development of interventions and quality of life measures that target cognitive dysfunction." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Data from a recent study suggest that common non-neuropsychological factors can significantly affect the quality of life in patients with a variety of medical conditions, especially aging and multimorbidity. Cognitive decline is a common complaint in the community, and therefore, it should be added to the medical records of patients with different medical conditions." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"It is estimated that 1.4 million Americans will meet the criteria for early Alzheimer's disease in the year 2016. Older individuals, especially those with normal cognition, may be at increased risk for cognitive decline and progression to Alzheimer's disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Some forms of cognitive decline, such as loss of memory, may be induced by genetics; others, such as memory problems, may be caused by lifestyle factors, medication, or a combination of both." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Cognitive decline caused by aging or by a disease like Alzheimer's can be slowed or prevented by preventive lifestyle changes, by optimizing cognitive performance and by pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic enhancement of cognitive function." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The average age for cognitive decline is 85. A 2016 study found that, compared to the general elderly population, those with dementia or Alzheimer disease have an [average age of dementia onset at 90.8 years old (range 81.8–97.7) and Alzheimer disease onset at 78.0 years old (range 50.1–88.4)] (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi10.1111/ajmg.1207/abstract). Another 2016 study found that patients have a mean age of onset for dementia of 76.9 (range 64–94) but once it progresses to Alzheimer's disease, it is on average only 1.1 years (range 0.6–1." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Recent findings indicates that the safety of an exercise program including Baduanjin therapy should be considered to treat cognitive decline in old age and to prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Baduanjin exercise has the potential to reduce cognitive impairment and dementia, and may help improve the function of the nervous system, especially for treating patients with dementia and other neurological diseases. It is useful to determine the appropriate therapeutic method for using baduanjin exercise in the clinic and in the home." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Cognitive decline is a large concern, a major component in patient care, and a topic of national debate, particularly among health professionals. Although our review indicates substantial progress, much of the information available on the subject is inconclusive or lacks empirical evidence. We highlight the need for further clinical trials and research into the management of brain ageing through pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Baduanjin exercise can improve cognitive function and reduce the brain amyloid precursor protein pathology in senile mice. Moreover, baduanjin exercise improves the cognitive function in mouse models for age and AD, which may improve their social function and prevent memory loss." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This is one of the first reports to show that baduanjin could be useful as a therapeutic agent for the dementia prevention in healthy elderly subjects." - Anonymous Online Contributor