A study looking at almost 400 000 individuals concluded that… “OA was associated with a significantly increased risk for dementia”
It’s important to remember that association does NOT mean causality. The association is theorized to be related to inflammatory agents and the influence of the “over-active” immune system. Perhaps it’s also because people with OA move less and reduced physical activity has also been associated with dementia.
As PTs, we should promote physical activity to individuals of all ages, not just for fitness but also for maintaining cognition.