DICE – Being active at home

Regular physical activity improves balance and mobility, supports independence, and improves heart and bone health for both people living with dementia and individuals with no cognitive impairment. In this resource, you will find physical activity guidelines for people living with, or at risk of, dementia, advice for planning an at-home physical activity plan and strategies that may help support physical activity among people living with dementia.

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Appreciation is extended to Carole Johannesson, Bill Heibein, Lloyd Schneider, and Marg Shoemaker for their contributions to this resource. For more information, contact the DICE Project principle investigator: Laura Middleton, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo laura.middleton@uwaterloo.ca; www.dementiaexercise.ca

Funding Acknowledgement

The Dementia-Inclusive Choices for Exercise (DICE) project is a collaboration of 22 people and 12 partner organizations.
The DICE project is supported by funds from the Alzheimer Society Research Program, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [PEH – 157075], the Jobson Family Foundation, the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging and the University of Waterloo.
In-kind support is provided by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, the YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo, the City of Kitchener, Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo-Wellington and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.