Having fun and making new friends is every bit as important as the exercise at Movement for the Mind classes at Bowerhill Village Hall for people living with dementia and their carers. Run by charity Alzheimer’s Support, the classes are held on Wednesday mornings between 10.30 and noon.
Instructor Pash Ashley said, “Not everyone can do all of the exercises, but people work within their limitations so are still actively participating. People with restricted mobility and wheelchair users are welcome to come along. A lot of the things we do replicate what people do at home, like sitting down, standing up, manual dexterity such as moving their fingers and wrists. We’re exercising the mind and muscles that people use every day.”
At the end of the session tables and chairs are pulled together and everyone enjoys a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before heading home. Pash added, “By the end of the class everyone comes out feeling happy and lifted.”
For more information ,visit www.alzheimerswilt shire.org.uk or call 01225 776481.