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What is Physical Training

Handbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.
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“Personal Training”: Can Genes Guide Us?
Anthoula Tsolaki (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & General Hospital “Agios Pavlos”, Thessaloniki, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8234-4.ch002
Dementia is one of the most devastating disease of the elderly. Alzheimer's disease (AD) remain its most common cause. This chapter presents current data about AD risk factors, biomarkers, risk genes, available treatments. It also focuses on current and future perspectives about the use of personalized, non pharmaceutical computer- based intervation. The aim of this work is to propose that the knowledge of carring or not AD risk can be a guide for a personalized combination of brain training in preclinical stages of the disease in order to postpone or even cancel disease onset.
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