Journal article

Physical activity for older Australians with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline - A narrative review to support guideline development

Terence WH Chong, Eleanor Curran, Kathryn A Ellis, Jenny Southam, Emily You, Kay L Cox, Keith D Hill, Dimity Pond, Briony Dow, Kaarin J Anstey, Diane Hosking, Elizabeth Cyarto, Nicola T Lautenschlager

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This review informed development of the first national Physical Activity (PA) Guidelines for Older Australians with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) (http://www.dementiaresearch.org.au/images/dcrc/output-files/1567-pa_guidelines_for_mci_or_scd_full_report_final.pdf). These guidelines are directed at healthcare professionals and aim to encourage older adults with SCD/MCI to engage in PA to enhance cognitive, mental and physical health. DESIGN: A narrative review was undertaken to inform the guideline adaptation process. METHODS: A systematic search of existing PA guidelines for older adults was performed and evaluated using the Appraisal of Gui..

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Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health(CRE)


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Funding Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by a project grant from the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, part of the NHMRC NationalInstitute for Dementia Research. We acknowledge financial supportfrom the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health(CRE)1100579. KJA is funded by NHMRC Fellowship1102694. Wealso would like to thank the project team members for their commitment to this project, and the advisory panel members (see thelist in the main report19) for their invaluable support and advice.