LiFE – Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise Reducing falls and improving function

For those of you working with older people that do not want to join a group, then LiFE is for you!. Published by Lindy Clemson and colleagues, this programme combines strength and balance exercises into everyday life and attempts lifestyle change techniques. The manuals, for the older person, come in three progressions in a line…

NICE quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

NICE have issued new care standards for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes that includes ACTIVITY πŸ™‚ 2014. The quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes is made up of 6 statements that describe high-quality care for older people (aged 65 and older) in care homes. These statements set…

NICE issue new guidance on individual behaviour change

This guidance makes recommendations on individual-level behaviour change interventions aimed at changing the behaviours that can damage people’s health. It includes a range of approaches for people aged 16 and over, from single interventions delivered as the opportunity arises to planned, high intensity interventions that may take place over a number of sessions. The guidance…

FaME (PSI) and Parkinsons Disease – Evidence

Vicki Goodwin and colleagues adapted the FaME exercises for their pragmatic randomised controlled trial looking at falls prevention in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). You can view the paper here. Methods: Recruitment was from three primary and four secondary care organisations, and PD support groups in South West England. The intervention was delivered in community…

EfS Audit – County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – Great results!

The Health Improvement Service at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust have just published their evaluation of the Exercise after Stroke Service delivered in a community venue during 2012-1013. The primary aim of the 12 week programme was to provide safe, effective, evidence based physical activity sessions to ambulatory stroke survivors who had completed…