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September 17, 2015
new journal Activities Directors' Quarterly volume 15 number 4, 2015
– Developing a therapeutic exercise program for older adults with diverse cognitive
This may seem like a daunting task but the exercises have
a very positive impact on the health and wellbeing of older adults- this article
includes and evaluation; a how to that includes frequency and durationand modes of exercise; as well as some
endurance exercise and what intensity in max heart rates and responses; also
resistance training and intensity; balance and flexibility exercises ; tips for
motivating participants including life history ; looks at health concerns and
social support…it is fully referenced for further reading
- Norway : exercise for function
This article is about taking therapeutic recreational
interventions into a nursing home in Norway and teaching nursing staff how to
use exercises with residents with dementia – it focuses on exercise for
function – designed to reduce target behaviours that inhibit quality of life –
it helped with socialising skills, creating new friendships and created new
Seasonal planner – includes mid to high all all functioning levels
Includes labor day
Active aging week
National women’s week
27 featured lesson plan – exercise for function
purpose – ie improve and maintain function mood sleep appetite or behaviours
Has staff requirements; Entrance criteria ; Exit criteria ; Group size; Facility and equipment required ; Method; Monitoring ; And possible outcomes
-Gentle yoga for older adults with rheumatoid
arthritis Mid to high functioning
Provides an overview of rheumatoid arthritis and
introduces a non drug optionie gentle
yoga – includes references
33- Designing modified programs for older adults with osteoarthritis
Mid to high functioning
This common problem and is quite disabling in long term
care settings – exercise and management are crucial parts of quality of
life- however there are very few
recreational therapies designed to meet the special needs of this group – even though
exercise can reduce the pain! This article describes one modelprogram the toolsand measures of outcomes…
Attacking arthritis program protocol
protocol for elderly clients
Includes staff requirements; Entrance criteria; ; Duration; Safety considerations; Methods;
P 44 Competitive sports activities for men
Objectives include: Increase socialisation; Increase self-esteem and confidence;
Increase strength; Increased attention span; Improved mood; Looks at safety considerations; Staff requirements ; Entrance and exit
Alzheimer's Australia NSW Discussion Paper 11, November 2014
While people with dementia and their carers have reported several benefits of remaining physically active, it is often difficult to do so.
Declining confidence in their abilities, inappropriately designed residential aged care facilities or risk averse cultures are some of the many barriers people with dementia face.
The paper urges health and aged care providers and governments to act to ensure people with dementia are able to remain physically active as regular exercise and physical activity can help improve things like coordination, balance, functional ability, cognition and create a better sense of wellbeing.
Recommendations in the discussion paper include the Federal Government funding a series of pilot exercise programs in residential aged care and community aged care; mandate private health insurance rebates for gym memberships and exercise physiologist sessions for people with dementia and their carers; and that the Federal and State Governments encourage the delivery of exercise programs for people with dementia by offering funding incentives to aged care providers.
There are also recommendations for aged care providers to put in place exercise programs to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of people with dementia and that they ensure their environments enable mobility and freedom of movement.