The ability to perform daily activities and maintain independence requires strong muscles, balance and endurance. Regular physical activity or exercise helps to improve and prevent the decline of muscle strength, balance and endurance; and balance plays an important role in everyday activities such as walking, getting up out of a chair or daily tasks such as leaning over to pick something up from the floor.
There are many studies showing the importance of activities, but we also believe that these activities must be tailored to an individual’s need. Activities that are centred around the person are vital to wellbeing whatever the circumstances, and can be engaging for those involved in whatever way is most appropriate for them, be that listening, moving or stimulating the senses.
Engaging With Activity are experienced in working with many different conditions which our activities and therapies can support
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Mental health problems
- Those who have suffered stroke.
- Adults with learning disabilities.
Studies suggest that
- participation in a community based exercise programme can improve cognitive and physical function and independence in ADL in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- cognitive functioning improve from the effects of music-based exercises in patients with dementia.
- regular exercise is associated with a delay in onset of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.