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Doctors Recommend Exercise to Slow Down Dementia

New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology suggest that exercising twice a week could help keep the mind sharp.
A Parkinson's patient works out on a punching bag.
RTX14JY9 Source: Mike Blake/Reuters

Dementia doesn’t happen all at once. And it's not well understood what, if anything, can be done to reverse it. But doctors now have more ideas about what can slow down its progression and new research suggests that exercise may play a big role.

On Wednesday, in the journal , the American Academy of Neurology issued guidelines for what can be done for patients who

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