Support people to exercise as much as possible – whether in the house, a short walk or an organised walking group. Being physically active is important for staying healthy and can help people to live well with dementia.
Exercise increases blood flow to the brain which may help to slow the advancement of dementia. It also reduces the chances of physical illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Fitter Futures Warwickshire Physical Activity/Healthy Lifestyles on Referral Service offers people with a diagnosis of early to mid-stage dementia the opportunity to take part in a 12 week personalised programme delivered by exercise referral qualified fitness instructors.
There is a charge for the service but this is discounted wherever possible. Carers are welcome to watch the person they care for or attend and pay for themselves if they meet the referral criteria. Visit Fitter Futures Warwickshire for more information or call 024 7640 0594.