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The effects of an extensive exercise programme on the progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Kate E. Devenney1Email author,
  • Marit L. Sanders3,
  • Brian Lawlor2,
  • Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert3,
  • Stefan Schneider4, 5 and
  • on behalf of the NeuroExercise Study Group
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:75

Received: 29 September 2016

Accepted: 3 March 2017

Published: 22 March 2017

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29 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kate Devenney
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21 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
22 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0457-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Radboud Alzheimer Centre, Radboud University Medical Center
Institute of Movement and Neurosciences, German Sport University Cologne
Faculty for Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast