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Building Community Through Exercise

Jul 16, 2014

The Home Instead Senior Care pilot office in Leopardstown is delighted to announce sponsorship of an Adapted Physical Activity programme for people living with dementia in the community.

In 2013, Ireland’s leading Adapted Physical Activity charity, Siel Bleu, was commissioned by the Living Well with Dementia project to conduct their physical activity classes with a group of adults living in the South Dublin region.

The 3-year Living Well with Dementia (LWwD) project aims to raise awareness, promote early diagnosis and enable people living with dementia to continue to participate in their community.

Siel Bleu’s highly skilled trainers utilise adapted exercises to help participants benefit from the positive effects of physical activity. Working in nursing homes, day care centres and in the community the charity have great understanding of the impact physical activity can have on adults living with dementia.

“Siel Bleu and LWwD share the ambition to empower adults living with dementia to take charge of their health, strengthen their physical capacity and cognition, build confidence in their own abilities”, says Thomas McCabe, Siel Bleu Ireland Regional Manger.

Home Instead Senior Care is now sponsoring a second programme in conjunction with the Living Well with Dementia project and Siel Bleu Ireland helping the participants to avoid or delay hospital and nursing home stays.