Exercise and physical activity - more resources

Other organisations that may be helpful when thinking about exercise and dementia.

Useful organisations

Age UK

Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA

T 0800 169 8787 (general enquiries)
0800 169 6565 (advice line)
[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk

Wales - Age Cymru

T 0800 223 444 (advice line)
[email protected]
www.agecymru.org.uk

Northern Ireland - Age NI

T 0808 808 7575 (advice line)
[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.

Extend

2 Place Farm
Wheathampstead
Hertfordshire
AL4 8SB

T 01582 832760
[email protected]
www.extend.org.uk

Provides gentle exercise to music for older people and for anyone of any age with a disability.

Jabadao

10 Court Farm
Stutton Road
Brantham, Manningtree
Suffolk CO11 1PW

T 01473 328330
[email protected]
www.jabadao.org

Offers courses to enhance the wellbeing of people in the later stages of dementia, using dance-type movement.

Keep Fit Association (KFA)

T 01403 266000
[email protected]
www.keepfit.org.uk

Membership association offering people the opportunity to meet in a spirit of fun to exercise together. Offers a range of classes, including dedicated classes to people over 50, across the UK.

Walk 4 Life

www.walk4life.info

Part of the NHS's Change 4 Life initiative. Offers information about walking, and details of walks and walking groups in your area.

Walking for Health

The Ramblers
2nd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TW

T 020 7339 8541
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/contact  (contact form)

Encourages people to become physically active in their local communities. Walks are free and particularly aimed at people who don't take much exercise.

More information

Last reviewed: April 2015
Next review due: April 2018

Reviewed by: Dr Bart Sheehan, Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Prof Jennifer Rusted, Professor of Experimental Psychology, School of Psychology, Sussex University.

This Information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request from [email protected]

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