Making physical activity a routine part of clinical care
Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia.
Taking regular physical exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can help to maintain wellbeing. Physical activity creates valuable opportunities to socialise with others, and can help improve and maintain a person’s independence. This is beneficial to both people with dementia and their carers. Engaging in physical activities can also improve self-esteem and mood, which in turn encourages more social engagement that may also contribute to wellbeing.
The Alzheimers Society and Sport England have created a dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide to support people affected by dementia to lead more active lives in their community. For links to this and other relevant information please see below.