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Neurophysiol Clin. 2017 Sep;47(4):301-304. doi: 10.1016/j.neucli.2017.03.005. Epub 2017 May 4.

Physical activity limits the effects of age and Alzheimer's disease on postural control.

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Laboratoire mouvement, équilibre, performance et santé, EA 4445, département STAPS, université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, ZA Bastillac sud, 11, rue Morane-Saulnier, 65000 Tarbes, France; Service gériatrique, centre hospitalier de Lourdes, rue Labastide, 65100 Lourdes, France.
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Laboratoire de mathématique et leurs applications, UMR CNRS 5142, université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, bâtiment IPRA, avenue de l'Université, BP 1155, 64013 Pau cedex, France.
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Service gériatrique, centre hospitalier de Lourdes, rue Labastide, 65100 Lourdes, France.
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Laboratoire mouvement, équilibre, performance et santé, EA 4445, département STAPS, université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, ZA Bastillac sud, 11, rue Morane-Saulnier, 65000 Tarbes, France.
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Laboratoire mouvement, équilibre, performance et santé, EA 4445, département STAPS, université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, ZA Bastillac sud, 11, rue Morane-Saulnier, 65000 Tarbes, France. Electronic address: thierry.paillard@univ-pau.fr.

Abstract

The aim was to study the possible influence of physical activity on the postural performance of subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The postural performance (i.e. surface area of the center of foot pressure displacement) of 3 groups was compared: Alzheimer active group (AA), Alzheimer non-active group (ANA) and healthy non-active group (HNA). The AA group's postural performance was superior to that of the ANA and HNA groups. AD disturbed postural performance but participation in regular physical activity made it possible to limit the disturbing effects of AD to a surprising extent, since the postural performance of active AD subjects was also superior to that of healthy subjects.

KEYWORDS:

Activité physique; Alzheimer's disease; Contrôle postural; Elderly; Maladie d’Alzheimer; Performance posturale; Personnes âgées; Physical activity; Postural control; Postural performance

PMID:
28479259
DOI:
10.1016/j.neucli.2017.03.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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