Aquatic Exercises as Medicine for Older Individuals with Dementia: Evidence by an Analytical Approach

Authors

  • Muhammad Yousaf M.Sc. Student, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Government College University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Asif Ali Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences Government College University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fariq Ahmed BS Student, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Government College University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)05

Keywords:

Aquatic Exercises, Cognitive Function, Dementia, Mental Health, Older People, Systematic Review

Abstract

The intent of this systematic review was to decide whether or not there is a relationship between aquatic exercise and dementia in older people. This review included nine experimental studies, one longitudinal study, and one qualitative study. The majority of the interventions focused on water-based exercises designed specifically for dementia patients. The results showed that aquatic exercise interventions in Dementia sufferers had a variety of beneficial effects. Improvements in cognitive function, mental health, and behavioral and psychological dementia symptoms were all included in these effects. These results are also in favor of including aquatic exercises in dementia care programs as aquatic exercise interventions have the potential to enhance a number of dementia-related results, including cognitive performance, psychological happiness and ultimate quality of life. To better understand and implement aquatic exercise interventions for people with dementia, research gaps have been identified, including the need for larger-scale studies and comparative investigations.

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Published

2023-07-16

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How to Cite

Yousaf, M., Ali, A., & Fariq, F. (2023). Aquatic Exercises as Medicine for Older Individuals with Dementia: Evidence by an Analytical Approach. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(3), 45–56. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)05

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