Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Australians with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Subjective Cognitive Decline
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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Australians with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) have been designed in order to inform older adults, health care providers, and policy makers about the current evidence on the health benefits of PA for older adults with MCI or SCD. Our guidelines are relevant to individuals aged 60 years and over, who have MCI or SCD.
The guidelines were developed according to a pre-specified protocol of consultation, drafting, and feedback amongst collaborators, international advisors and consumer groups.
The main questions addressed in the guidelines are: "What are the benefits of PA in older adults with MCI or SCD?" and "What is the most beneficial PA type, frequency, intensity, duration and setting?"
This project was funded by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC) and led by Professor Nicola Lautenschlager at the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA). The Guideline's authors are:
- Professor Nicola Lautenschlager (AUPOA)
- Associate Professor Kay Cox (University of Western Australia)
- Professor Keith Hill (Curtin University)
- Professor Dimity Pond (University of Newcastle)
- Associate Professor Kathryn Ellis (AUPOA)
- Associate Professor Briony Dow (National Ageing Research Institute)
- Dr Diane Hosking (The University of Newcastle)
- Dr Terence Chong (AUPOA)
- Dr Emily You (AUPOA)
- Dr Eleanor Curran (AUPOA)
- Dr Elizabeth Cyarto
- Jennifer Southam (AUPOA)
- Professor Kaarin Anstey (Australian National University)