Tag Archives: Physical Activity Rehabilitation Schemes

The Greening of Dementia (Natural England / BBC News / PNAS)

Summary Natural England, Dementia Adventure and the Woodland Trust have published a literature review concerning the benefits – and barriers – for individuals living with dementia in having access to the natural environment and local greenspace. The broad aim of this … Continue reading

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Exercise Programs for People With Dementia (BBC News / Cochrane Review)

Summary A recent Cochrane systematic review of eight exercise trials, involving over 300 patients living at home or in care, indicates that exercise for people with dementia can help to improve thinking abilities and functioning in activities of daily living … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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Free Older Persons’ Bus Passes Promote Active Travel and Regular Exercise (NHS Choices / American Journal of Public Health)

Summary This is a further critical appraisal from the NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service, released during 2012, on elderly care and old-age health related topics appearing in the news. Full Text Link (a) Reference Free bus pass is ‘ticket … Continue reading

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Benefits of Physical Activity for Activities of Daily Living in Moderate to Severe Dementia

Summary This critical systematic review and meta-analysis examined the literature to assess the impact of different physical activity programmes recommended for people with moderate to severe dementia. The impact of these exercise regimes on functional independence in activities of daily … Continue reading

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Sport and Exercise Medicine (NHS Midlands and East)

Summary This guide on Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) outlines how it might deliver improved quality of care and productivity. This document has been produced as part of a programme to promote SEM in the NHS led by NHS North West. … Continue reading

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