Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2020


Biomedical Sciences

First Major Professor

Dr. Michael Lyons

Second Major Professor

Dr. Michael Kimber


Master of Science (MS)


Biomedical Sciences


One of the growing problems for people, especially in the elderly community is neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment, and dementia. These cases are expected to continue to rise while diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease have no cure. Several studies have examined resistance exercise as a method of improving the outcomes for people with these symptoms. It has been found that resistance exercise is capable of reducing or improving the structural changes of neurodegeneration which leads to cognitive improvements. This review will examine several of these articles and compile them into a format which displays that resistance exercise can be a valuable option to incorporate into a health care plan.

Copyright Owner

Sacia, Matthew

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