Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2018 Statements on Physical Activity and Ageing

Blackwell, Joanna (2018) Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2018 Statements on Physical Activity and Ageing. Documentation. University of Copenhagen.

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Abstract

From 19th to 22nd November 2018, 26 researchers representing nine countries and a variety of academic disciplines met in Snekkersten, Denmark, to reach evidence-based consensus about physical activity and older adults. It was recognised that the term “older adults” represents a highly heterogeneous population. It encompasses those that remain highly active and healthy throughout the life-course with a high intrinsic capacity to the very old and frail with low intrinsic capacity.
The consensus is drawn from a wide range of research methodologies within epidemiology, medicine, physiology, neuroscience, psychology and sociology, recognising the strength and limitations of each of the methods. Much of the evidence presented in the statements is based on longitudinal associations from observational and randomised controlled intervention studies, as well as quantitative and qualitative social studies in relatively healthy community-dwelling older adults. Nevertheless, we also considered research with frail older adults and those with age-associated neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and in a few cases molecular and cellular outcome measures from animal studies.

Additional Information:Consensus statements originating from a conference held in Copenhagen, November 2018
Keywords:Ageing, Physical activity, Exercise, Sociology, Psychology, Physiology, Older adults
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C600 Sports Science
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:34495
Deposited On:11 Dec 2018 16:26

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