Before starting an exercise program, it is recommended to consult to your doctor or specialist.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
Other health conditions, such as arthritis or high blood pressure, may limit the types of exercises you can safely perform. An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is expertly trained to work effectively with the specific needs of older people, including those with AD and dementia.
Group exercises in the early or middle-stages of AD
There are many suitable exercise opportunities that may be beneficial for people in the early or middle-stages of dementia. Local community or sports centres often provide a range of organised exercise and physical activity sessions, such as ball games, seated exercises, tai chi, music and dance, indoor bowls or swimming.
At-home supervision in the later stages of AD
One-on-one exercise supervision is advised over group exercise in the later stages of AD due to need for close supervision, instruction of exercises and counting of repetitions.
A time that suits your best level of functioning
To achieve the most success when carrying out activities such as exercise, consider the times of the day when you are at your best. For example, sometimes walking is best done in the morning or the early afternoon. For those who become restless later in the day a late afternoon walk may be better.