Cognitive Enhancement and Risk-Reduction through Exercise for Brain-Related Outcomes (CEREBRO) – SIP 22-06
As our population ages, it is also growing more diverse. Twelve percent of older Latinos are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the number of Latinos with AD is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years. Evidence suggests that protective factors for AD include regular physical activity. Unfortunately, older Latinos are 46% less likely to engage in leisure time physical activity than older non-Latino whites. In consideration of the ongoing pandemic and increased utilization of remote platforms in everyday life, the Cognitive Enhancement and Risk-reduction through Exercise for Brain-Related Outcomes (CEREBRO) study will adapt two evidence-informed dance programs for remote delivery. Both the BAILAMOS™ dance program and ¡En Forma y Fuerte!, offer culturally relevant physical activity for older Latinos. CEREBRO will determine if remote offerings of these dance programs reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and improve the quality of life for persons with symptoms of cognitive decline.
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