Exercise and Alzheimer’s: Kinect, Wii and Move the key

By Posted 13 Jul 2010, 09:05

Alzheimer’s is something that affects a certain percentage of old people, and if you know anyone with dementia you will understand how stressful and upsetting it is for the loved ones around that person. Recent studies show that taking vitamin D and getting plenty of exercise will help reduce the risk of dementia by half.

There is a worry that taking those out suffering with this illness could be too much for them – but help is at hand. Games consoles are changing thanks to the Nintendo Wii, and Sony and Microsoft are finally following with the Move for the PS3 and Kinect for the Xbox 360.

What was once a past time for kids and adults alike is now being used as a means to get fit. This could certainly help those suffering from Alzheimer’s, and you could even make it fun for them as well. The games that they can choose to help them keep fit could vary, but 10-pin bowling, tennis and other such games are certain to appeal to them.

Currently there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s, if exercise can help reduce it, then surly it is worth a closer study? For a detailed look into this article read what Neil Katz from CBS News has to say.