- Impoverished environment, cognition, aging and dementiaKarin M Volkers
Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rev Neurosci 22:259-66. 2011..In conclusion, older people, especially those that have been institutionalized, have poor levels of physical and social activity, which in turn has a negative impact on cognitive functioning...
- Lower limb muscle strength (LLMS): why sedentary life should never start? A reviewKarin Mariëlle Volkers
VU University, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:399-414. 2012..In conclusion, to obtain a high amount of LLMS during aging, it is important to achieve and maintain a high level of HPA with mainly muscle-strengthening activities...
- The effect of regular walks on various health aspects in older people with dementia: protocol of a randomized-controlled trialKarin M Volkers
Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BMC Geriatr 11:38. 2011..The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of walking regularly on physical functioning, the progressive cognitive decline, level of depression, anxiety, rest-activity rhythm, QoL, ADL and pain in older people with dementia...