Brain In Motion II


Study Description

The Brain In Motion II Study is examining the relationship between exercise, cerebral blood flow, and cognition in older adults who are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and the role that exercise might play in the prevention of cognitive decline.

  Mind and Body

  Personalized Medicine

Disorders Helped

Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

Inclusion Criteria

Men and women ages 50 to 80 who have one or more of the

  • History of hypertension
  • History of diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Past history of coronary artery disease
  • First-degree relative (parent, sibling or child) diagnosed with a
    dementia like Alzheimer disease
  • Current smoker

Exclusion Criteria

  • Not fluent in verbal and written English - previous stroke or a ministroke

Age Range

Age 50 - 80


Free 6-month group exercise program.  Participants may or may not
directly benefit from this study. If you are in the study because you
have been identified as being sedentary, your level of physical fitness
may be improved during the exercise program or your flexibility may
be improved during the stretching program but there is no guarantee
that this research will help you. The information we get from this study
may help us to provide better treatments in the future for patients
with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease.


Minimal risks associated with the study including muscle pain and
soreness as fitness level increases.

Study Location and Contact Information


Alberta Children's Hospital

HMRB 107, 3330 Hospital Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta  T2N 4N1


Co-ordinator: Madison Duffin

Phone: 403-210-7315

Email: [email protected]


Time Commitment

A total of twenty (20) 1-3 hour visits