2022, Volume 18
Means and methods of physical activity in the context of prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (analysis of Russian-language scientific resources) and the perspective of implementing the unique achievements of the "Polish School of Safe Falling"
Sergii Iermakov1, Leonid Podrigalo2, Olha Podrihalo3, Tetiana Yermakova4, Wladyslaw Jagiello5
1Department of Sport, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sports, Gdansk , Poland
2Department of Medical Disciplines, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture, Kharkiv, Ukraine
3Department of Biological Disciplines, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture, Kharkiv, Ukraine
4Department of Pedagogy, Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Kharkiv, Ukraine
5Department of Sport, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sports, Gdansk, Poland
Author for correspondence: Wladyslaw Jagiello; Department of Sport, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sports, Gdansk, Poland; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background and Study Aim: One of the ways to optimize the physical health, cognition, activity and well-being of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is through the use of exercise. In this aspect, publications of Russian-language researchers are extremely sparsely in the world's leading databases. Objective – knowledge contained in publications in the Russian-language segment of research on the use of means and methods of physical activity for people with Alzheimer's disease.
Material and Methods: The publications in the National Repository Academic Texts (Ukraine), Russian Science Citation Index and Scientific Electronic Library (Russia) databases are analysed. For primary analysis, 24883 sources were selected that match the search criteria.
Results: The relevance of complex rehabilitation and recreation of patients with AD has been confirmed. The value of aerobic physical activity in combination with cognitive training has also been confirmed. An important place in the prevention and correction of cognitive impairment is the organization of monitoring the condition of the elderly. It is highlighted the promising indicators recommended for monitoring: the use of informative tests and gamification elements; ensuring the prevention of injuries.
Conclusions: The Russian-language segment of scientific research it subsides a bit to global trends in problem solving. However, the superiority of Russian-language scientific research resources on various aspects of the training of athletes with disabilities can be a good example for maintaining the health of people with Alzheimer's disease. The organization of monitoring of the health status of the elderly allows for timely detection of disorders and their correction at the level of functional disorders. The importance and urgency of addressing fall prevention not only in AD patients will grow.
Key words: exercise, lifestyle, aerobic, athletes, prevention, cognitive, therapy, fall