People with long term health conditions such as dementia, are twice as likely to be inactive as those without a long-term condition. There are significant barriers to people with long term health conditions being physically active.
Often these are condition-related and compounded with common barriers of lack of motivation, time and social support. Being physically active can make a big difference to a person living with dementia.
It can help them to live well and stay healthy and can help with their mental as well as physical health. Other benefits of keeping active can include improving quality of life at all stages of the condition.