Aim: We developed a home-based goal-directed exercise program with telephonic coaching to overcome barriers to exercise participation in cognitively impaired older adults. Methods: Six patients with Motoric Cognitive Risk syndrome at high risk for dementia were enrolled, three assigned to goal-directed exercises and three to stretching exercises. All participants underwent an in-person training session followed by a session at home with a telephonic coach. Sessions were supervised by a physiatrist, and exercise programs were personalized. Results: In-person training and remote telephonic coaching support promoted adherence. There were no adverse effects and interventions were rated highly. Participant and logistical barriers were identified that can inform design of home-based clinical trials. Conclusion: Home-based exercises are safe and feasible in older adults with Motoric Cognitive Risk.
- Motoric Cognitive Risk syndrome
- cognitively stimulating
- older adults
- telephonic coach
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