Abstract

 

The British Gymnastics Foundation has developed a gymnastics chair-based exercise programme that it wishes to pilot before committing resources to enable it to be rolled out nationally. The aim of the pilot has been to:

  • Understand whether the programme results in improvements in terms of the physical, social and mental health and well-being of older people with dementia
  • Understand how the programme results differ, with different frequency of delivery and with older people with different levels of dementia participating
  • Understand how successful the structure of the programme is in delivery and whether improvements can be made to make the delivery more effective