Physical activities for nursing home residents/day care visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
A physical activity class to slow dependency.
The importance of physical activity for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can often be underestimated. Numerous studies show the impact tailored exercise programmes have on people’s mood, sleep quality and physical capabilities as well as improving their ability to communicate. A weekly session of Dementia Gym could help to slow down progress of the disease.
Our Alzheimer’s disease programme offers physical stimulation, increasing physical and mental capacities.
- Residents with various stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with no mobility issues
- Groups of up to 12 participants
- 45-60 minute sessions depending on residents’ cognitive impairment levels
- Delay further onset and slow progress of the disease
- Full body work out from a seated position
- Improves mood, quality of sleep, physical capabilities and communication
- Improve general motor skills
- Reduce confusion and personality disorder
- Maintain independence, postural control and balance
- Improve social connections
- Stimulate cognition and memory.
- Sensory stimulation: touch and sight
- Memory Stimulation: traditional songs and counting
- Working a variety of joints and muscles to promote smooth movement
- Exercises that mirror everyday activities e.g. dressing, washing, eating
- Improving strength and stability in legs, core, arms, hands, shoulders
- Coordination and reactions