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  • J Aerobics Fitness, Vol 2(1): 107

The Case for Exercise as a Therapeutic Modality for Home Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Daniel M Rosney1, Courtney E Miller1, Katherine T. O'Donnell2 and Peter J Horvath1*
1Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Buffalo University, Buffalo, NY, USA
2Department of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo University, Buffalo, NY, USA
*Corresponding Author : Peter J Horvath, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, 12 Sherman Hall, University At Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, Tel: +716-829-5665, Fax: 888-575-7581, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Feb 14, 2017 / Accepted Date: Apr 06, 2017 / Published Date: Apr 11, 2017

Abstract

Background: The US healthcare system has become reliant upon family members to provide in-home care to ill relatives. Consequences from the stress of caregiving are well documented, with morbidity and mortality higher in caregivers of patients with dementia.
Purpose: Evaluate the potential for exercise as an intervention to improve the physical and psychological wellbeing of home-bound caregivers.
Aim: Identify exercise barriers to caregivers, investigate the effects of caregiver-specific exercise programs, and evaluate the viability of implementing such programs within the home.
Hypothesis: Caregivers of dementia patients may specifically benefit from interventions focused on fitness to improve strength and stamina while concomitantly ameliorating anxiety and depression. Moreover, the institutionalization of care recipients could potentially be delayed when cared for by more active and less despondent home providers.

Keywords: Caregiving; Alzheimer’s disease; Chronic stress; Depression; Anxiety; Physical activity; Fitness; Quality of life

Citation: Rosney DM, Miller CE, O'Donnell KT, Horvath PJ (2017) The Case for Exercise as a Therapeutic Modality for Home Caregivers of Dementia Patients. J Aerobics Fitness 2: 107.

Copyright: © 2017 Rosney DM , et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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