Walking can reduce memory loss in seniors

CBC featured UBC research that found one hour of walking three times a week can help lower seniors’ cognitive impairment.

Study author Teresa Liu-Ambrose, director of UBC’s aging, mobility, and cognitive neuroscience laboratory, also found that the improvement in seniors’ cognitive abilities were similar to the effect of previous drug trials.

“Right now there is no effective drug therapy for those individuals with cognitive issues. Based on our research as well as research of others, I do think recommending and supporting the uptake of exercise is a sensible approach,” Ambrose said.