We have developed and tested physical activity programs tailored to sedentary and frail older adults. We have shown for the first time (Langlois et al., 2013) equivalent benefits of 3 months of exercise training in frail and non-frail age-matched controls on cognitive and psychological outcomes. This complements our work on the effect of multiple types of physical exercise training on cognition in the elderly (Berryman et al., 2014; Predovan et al., 2013), as well as the benefits of multi-domain interventions combining exercise and cognitive training (Bherer et al., 2020, Desjardins-Crépeau et al., 2016). Contribution in this field is summarized in a review (Pothier & Bherer, 2016). More recently, our team showed that physical exercise gains can vary between younger-old and older-old adults (Bherer et al., 2019).
- Berryman N., Bherer, L., Nadeau, S., Lauzière, S., Lehr, L., Bobeuf, F., Lussier, M., Kergoat MJ, Vu TTM, Bosquet L. (2014). Multiple roads lead to Rome: combined high intensity aerobic and strength training vs. gross motor activities leads to equivalent improvement in executive functions in a cohort of healthy older adults. Age – American Aging Association. Doi:10.1007/s11357-014-9710-8
- Langlois, F., Vu, T.T.M., Chassé, K., Dupuis, G., Kergoat, M.J. & Bherer, L., (2013) Benefits of Physical Exercise Training on Cognition and Quality of Life in Frail Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Epub 2012 Apr 28. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs069
- Bherer, L., Langeard, A., Kaushal, N., Vrinceanu, T., Desjardins-Crépeau, L., Langlois, F., Kramer, A.F (2019). Physical exercise training effect and mediation through cardiorespiratory fitness on dual-task performances differ in younger-old and older-old adults. J. Gerontol B Psych Sci Soc Sci. 2019 May 23.
- Bherer L, Gagnon C, Langeard A, Lussier M, Desjardins-Crépeau L, Berryman N, Bosquet L, Vu TTM, Fraser S, Li KZH, Kramer AF. (2020) Synergistic effects of cognitive training and physical exercise on dual-task performance in older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020