SKOTÁKOVÁ, Alena, Jana SKLENAŘÍKOVÁ, Lenka SVOBODOVÁ, Pavlína VACULÍKOVÁ and Roman GRMELA. Intensive dance - exercise intervention program for healthy seniors and patients with mild cognitive impairment. In European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity 2018. 2018.
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Original name Intensive dance - exercise intervention program for healthy seniors and patients with mild cognitive impairment
Authors SKOTÁKOVÁ, Alena (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Jana SKLENAŘÍKOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Lenka SVOBODOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Pavlína VACULÍKOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Roman GRMELA (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity 2018, 2018.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Conference abstract
Field of Study 30306 Sport and fitness sciences
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14510/18:00106930
Organization unit Faculty of Sports Studies
Keywords in English Alzheimer´s;disease;mild cognitive;impairment;healthy seniors;dance-exercise intervention;cognitive functions;motor abilities
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Abstract
This article introduces the 44-month randomized placebo control study in which the Faculty of Sport Studies Masaryk University Brno cooperates with the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC). The project's main aim is to develop a structured dance - exercise intervention for healthy seniors (HS) and patients with mild cognitive impairment in AD (MCI) and evaluate its effect on the structure and function of the brain and the level of motor and cognitive abilities in this sample of population. The study was piloted on a sample of 120 seniors over the age of 60 (60 HS and 60 MCI). Half of each group underwent a 6 - month dance - exercise intervention (a tot al of 50 training units, each lasting for 60 min, 3 times a week, with innovative dance choreography); the second half was a control group (life as usual). All subjects were assessed at baseline and after 6 months utilizing a novel advanced multimodal MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy protocol and detailed standardized cognitive testing. The level of physical fitness and postural stability using standardized tests (static posturography, three subtests of Senior fitness test: 6 minutes’ walk, Chair sta nd test, 8 - foot Up and Go test (Rikli and Jones, 2013) and BMI characteristics were evaluated. Preliminary results of three Senior fitness subtests show the positive effect of dance - exercise intervention on the monitored parameters. However, we can´t i gnore the unsupervised parameters, especially the changes in the social perception and behaviour of the participants in the experimental group. We can discuss how social interaction established during the intervention program can affect the quality of life in seniors.
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NV15-33854A, research and development projectName: Efekt intenzivní tanečně-pohybové intervence na kognitivní funkce a změny mozkové plasticity zdravých seniorů a pacientů s mírnou kognitivní poruchou
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