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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150488
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Rocking to Improve Cerebral Blood Flow: The Mechanism
Abstract:
Rocking to Improve Cerebral Blood Flow: The Mechanism
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Pierce, Carolyn S., DSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Binghamton University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Approximately 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, one type of dementia, and this number has doubled since 1980. The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease can be expected to continue to climb and by 2050 the number of individuals with Alzheimer's could quadruple. Studies have shown that the blood pressure of persons who develop symptoms of dementia drops about 2 years prior to the development of symptoms. As dementia progresses this drop in blood pressure continues to be evidenced. Research using rocking chair therapy in patients diagnosed with dementia has been useful in increasing psychological well-being and balance, significantly improving anxiety and depression, and decreasing the need for pain medications. An explanation for this improvement might be that rocking engages the calf muscle pump to return blood and lymphatic fluid to the central circulation thus improving low blood pressure and cerebral blood flow. This study was undertaken to test the effect of rocking on blood pressure of healthy older persons. Beat-to-beat blood pressure and heart rate monitoring was performed as the subjects sat quietly for 30 minutes and then rocked for 30 minutes. The findings of this research will be presented and serve as the basis for further research into cognitive function in persons with early symptoms of dementia.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRocking to Improve Cerebral Blood Flow: The Mechanismen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150488-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Rocking to Improve Cerebral Blood Flow: The Mechanism</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pierce, Carolyn S., DSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Binghamton University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cpierce@binghamton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Approximately 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, one type of dementia, and this number has doubled since 1980. The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease can be expected to continue to climb and by 2050 the number of individuals with Alzheimer's could quadruple. Studies have shown that the blood pressure of persons who develop symptoms of dementia drops about 2 years prior to the development of symptoms. As dementia progresses this drop in blood pressure continues to be evidenced. Research using rocking chair therapy in patients diagnosed with dementia has been useful in increasing psychological well-being and balance, significantly improving anxiety and depression, and decreasing the need for pain medications. An explanation for this improvement might be that rocking engages the calf muscle pump to return blood and lymphatic fluid to the central circulation thus improving low blood pressure and cerebral blood flow. This study was undertaken to test the effect of rocking on blood pressure of healthy older persons. Beat-to-beat blood pressure and heart rate monitoring was performed as the subjects sat quietly for 30 minutes and then rocked for 30 minutes. The findings of this research will be presented and serve as the basis for further research into cognitive function in persons with early symptoms of dementia.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:34:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:34:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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