Physical Activity and Dementia

Physical activity has shown to have an arresting impact on the effects of dementia, and the resources below are designed to support with the development of activity that can be adapted to be more inclusive for a person living with Dementia.

Please also visit our resources section which has delivery guides for activities such as Boccia and New Age Kurling that include adaptation techniques, as well as the Your Health section, which has a section on physical activity and Dementia.

Video: Delivering Physical Activity for People with Moderate to Advanced Stage Dementia

Dementia Care Mapping Observations

In partnership with the medical school at the University of East Anglia, Active Norfolk developed a study which used dementia care mapping in a qualitative capacity to monitor the effects of physical activity on p[eople living with advance staged dementia. The results enabled UEA and Active Norfolk to work together to produce the video above and further guidance for health care professionals to use to better deliver programmes for people living with the disease. Read the full case study of how the study came together below:

Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

Active Ageing Officer

I have a background of working on various community based programmes across Norfolk, as well as studying Sport and Education Studies at the University of Northampton. The experience I gained lead me to my current post with Active Norfolk overseeing our older people work, which focuses on the over 65s and is designed to address barriers to participation within this age group, and increase opportunities for Norfolk's older population to have access to physical activity.

In my spare time I enjoy playing/watching multiple sports including squash, badminton and football, in particular following the hugely successful Chelsea FC. I also like to travel, when time and money allows.

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