Prescribing movement for Dementia

Wednesday 8th May 15:50 - 16:30

There is evidence for the promotion of physical activity for the promotion of brain health and reducing the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. The strongest evidence relates to prevention – and the wider benefits may be improved if combined with broader strategies to promote healthy lifestyles and managing cardiovascular risk factors. Maintaining the recommended levels of physical activity may be associated with a 3-6% reduction in the risk of dementia. This session will discuss how this evidence is best translated into practice using the more mins consultation, with case studies from those creating dementia friendly services.

Understanding the evidence: exploring the benefits of physical activity for those with dementia


Dr Romila Bahl, Specialist Registrar in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Health Education East Midlands

The importance of dementia-friendly sport and physical activity -insights into the impact of physical activity when living with dementia


Steven McFadyen, Programme Partnerships Officer – Sport & Leisure at Alzheimer’s Society

Tracey Shorthouse, Retired Nurse