Journal: Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 2007;26(1):19-28.
Author and affiliation: Karper WB. School of Health and Human Performance, Greensboro, North Carolina, [E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Home health care providers often deal with older clients who have cognitive deficits. Cognitive problems have a negative impact on independence.
Certain chronic pain conditions present with cognitive dysfunction as a co-morbidity. Fibromyalgia syndrome is one such condition.
Home health care providers need to know that mild-moderate exercise may positively affect Fibromyalgia-related cognitive deficits at very low cost.
All of the above is discussed in this paper along with advice concerning the provision of exercise for older, homebound people.