(Creating Dementia Solutions 15) Can Movement Really Reduce Risk of Dementia?

Movement is a word often heard on Creating Dementia Solutions. You may have heard often on various episodes the idea that getting physical activity can help reduce one's risk of dementia.

But is that really true? Do you have to pump iron and run 10 miles a day to make a difference?

We asked Michigan State University researcher Dr. Graham Atkin and medical student Emily Bossie what the research shows. What they had to say might surprise you.

Episode Resources

Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories events, including Community Stroll
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM technology
Creating Dementia Solutions: Emergency Responders Embrace ‘Help Home’ Technology
More Creating Dementia Solutions episodes


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.
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