Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide

Published on: February 28th 2019

We are proud to have supported Alzheimer’s Society in the development of their recently launched Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide. The free guide, funded by Sport England and the National Lottery, was created so that anyone working in the sport and physical activity sector can take steps to become more Dementia friendly.

The guide gives an introduction to the scale of the challenge that Dementia poses to society and introduces why it is important to stay active. It also highlights that though this is a guide to become more Dementia friendly, the advice given will create a positive change for people with disabilities and other long-term health conditions as many face the same barriers as people with Dementia.

The guide explains the challenges faced by people with Dementia and goes on in detail on what can be done by sport and physical activity providers to become more Dementia friendly. There are also multiple references to additional resources that one can access.

Importantly, the guide features a wide range of case studies to illustrate the impact of the proposed Dementia friendly changes within sport and physical activity. We are proud to say that many of our members are working towards becoming Dementia friendly and that some are featured within the guide.

For the full guidance, please download a copy from the Alzheimer’s Society website (link opens in a new tab).