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Ask the Doctors: Exercise can help with progression of MCI | Misc [Video]

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Dear Doctor: Our dad is 67 years old and just got a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. His doctor told us that getting regular exercise can help. I've never heard this before. Is there a scientific basis, or is the idea just for dad to stay healthy?

Dear Reader: Mild cognitive impairment, also referred to as MCI, is a worsening of the skills we use to learn, reason and remember. It affects up to one-fifth of adults over the age of 65. Although, as the name of the condition suggests, the changes to cognition are slight, they are, nonetheless, noticeable. People with mild cognitive impairment are also at increased risk of developing various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

An area of study that continues to generate great interest is the beneficial effects exercise may have on cognition and dementia. Research that analyzes years of health and behavior data collected from specific groups of …

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Many doctors are refusing to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 50 fearing potential lawsuits if patients suffer side effects. The Sydney Morning Herald reports doctors are seeking legal clarification from the federal government saying they face a dangerous risk of litigation. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has advised New South Wales GPs not to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine unless there are exceptional circumstances while in Victoria the AMA said doctors should be guided by federal advice.The Federal government has instructed the AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to under-50s when the benefits outweigh the risks.