NEW! Dementia: 1st Steps one day course from LLT

We are delighted to announce our new one day course for instructors, leaders, health and social care professionals working with people living with Dementia. This course is designed to provide physical activity and exercise instructors, teachers and instructors with both theoretical perspectives and practical applications to increase access and participation for people living with dementia.…

Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors 2013

Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association can be viewed here. If you have trouble accessing the link, click here to download the pdf from the LLT website. This scientific statement provides an overview of the evidence on physical activity and exercise recommendations…

Cochrane Review – preventing falls in community dwelling older people

Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people (Review)
Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson LM, Lamb SE. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3

Click here to read the review

Cochrane Review – Falls in Care Homes and Hospitals

Interventions for preventing falls in older people in nursing care facilities and hospitals (Review) Cameron ID, Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Murray GR, Hill KD, Cumming RG, Kerse N. Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD005465. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005465.pub3. Click here…

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 🙂 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…

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…

Age UK publish EXPERT SERIES on Falls Prevention – for commissioners and policy makers

Document Title: Falls Prevention Exercise – following the evidence Document Purpose: To explain the research base for falls prevention exercise to give a better understanding of the programmes that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls. Target Audience: Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health professionals, commissioners of care services, health and care service providers,…