This week is Dementia Awareness Week.
Working with local Alzheimer Society Service User Review Panels (SURPs) in England, Bob Laventure had a series of informal conversations with people living with dementia about taking part in physical activity. They talked about their views, interests and experiences and the challenges they face in taking up and/or continuing a range of physical activities during their dementia journey.
The examples of the discussions listed are not presented as research findings or a comprehensive survey, but they do illustrate the diversity of their thoughts, attitudes and experiences.
You can download a PDF report on these conversations and we hope it will help instructors and commissioners of services to ensure they offer support and adaptations to programmes and activities so that people living with dementia can participate fully and #planforIcan
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