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Exercise doesn't curb cognitive decline in dementia, study finds

University of Oxford researchers found that patients with dementia who underwent an exercise program for four months had better physical fitness but slightly worse cognitive impairment, as indicated by Alzheimer's disease assessment scale-cognitive scores, at 12 months' follow-up, compared with those who received standard care. The findings in The BMJ also found no improvement in behavior, daily living activities or health-related quality of life in the exercise group.

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