In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the first areas of the brain to sustain damage is the hippocampus, a region in the medial temporal lobe associated with short-term memory. That part of the brain actually begins to shrink.
In a study of patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, the research shows that those who were physically fit had greater brain volume than those who were not.
Other studies also have shown that Alzheimer’s patients who have some kind of exercise routine in place have increased congnitive skills and they are able to be more aware. Lifestyle changes will definately be the wave of the future.
Source: Duke Medicine Health News