Physical Activity & Exercise for Alzheimer's & Related Dementia

 

*Please note that these courses are only available to individuals who have completed our Exercise Instructor for the Older Adult Course.

This one day course teaches the participants how to design and deliver group and individual exercise programmes and Physical Activities to persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Fit For Life have developed programmes that engage the participants whereby a safe, enjoyable and productive group intervention can take place.

The aims of the group session are to improve physical function, improve ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL's) and reduce the risk of falls. Other positive side effects of delivering an enjoyable group session are improved mood and reduced agitation. Important aspects of delivering exercise therapy to persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia include recognising the cognitive ability of the participants and having the understanding that programmes must be flexible.

Outline:

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s and related Dementia

  • Understanding the stages of dementia

  • Aims and goals for the exercise intervention

  • Appropriate exercise and activities

  • Use of instructions

  • Behaviour that is challenging

  • Types of group programmes

  • Adaptations to programmes

 

Duration: 1 Day course. Certified 8 CPD points.

 

Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house or at our Training Centre and Clinic.

*Please note that this course is not currently available due to Covid-19 restrictions but we hope to have it up and running again by Spring 2022. 


Results/Benefits:

  • Participants will have a basic understanding of the benefits of delivering an exercise programme to this population.

  • Ability to deliver a Fit For Life Certified group exercise programme.

  • Credits towards becoming a Fit For Life Certified therapist.

 

To find out more about our courses, please click below or call us on (01) 213 7915!