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Older adults with dementia are sedentary for most of the day

Alphen, H. J.M. van, Volkers, K.M., Blankevoort, C.G., Scherder, E.J.A., Hortobágyi, T., & Heuvelen, M.J.G. van (2016). Older adults with dementia are sedentary for most of the day.

Institutionalized and community-dwelling dementia patients are sedentary for most of the day and the little physical activity (PA) they perform is of lower intensity compared to their healthy peers. Their highest PA peak is when they get out of bed in the morning. In addition, it seems that institutionalized living is associated with lower PA levels in dementia patients. These are the first results that objectively characterize institutionalized as well as community-dwelling dementia patients' PA levels and confirm that dementia patients are inactive.

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Helena van Alphen
Karin Volkers
Christiaan Blankevoort
Erik Scherder
Tibor Hortobágyi
Marieke van Heuvelen

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