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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 861893, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/861893
Research Article

Physical Activity Improves Verbal and Spatial Memory in Older Adults with Probable Mild Cognitive Impairment: A 6-Month Randomized Controlled Trial

1Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia (UBC), 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
2Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia (UBC), 212-2177 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
3Alzheimer Clinic, G37 Purdy Pavilion, UBC Hospital, University of British Columbia (UBC), 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2B5
4Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia (UBC), 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2B5
5Department of Psychology, The University of Iowa, E11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1409, USA

Received 1 November 2012; Accepted 18 January 2013

Academic Editor: Louis Bherer

Copyright © 2013 Lindsay S. Nagamatsu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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