8 June 2021

Take a look back at the inspirational projects that featured in our 'An Active Future with Dementia' online events, supported by the Life Changes Trust.

We were thrilled to host two events looking at how sport and physical activity can connect people living with dementia and their carers. In partnership with the Life Changes Trust we heard from inspirational projects supporting their communities and opening doors with creative activities and exercises.

We are delighted to be able to share the presentations from our project speakers Scottish Ballet, Dementia Friendly Prestwick, Bowls Scotland and Age Scotland. And of course, our very own films!

We hope you enjoy the films.

Staying Active at Home (Day 1)

0.00 mins – Sporting Memories Uniting People Through Sport film

3.04 mins – Time to Dance, Scottish Ballet with Elaine

30.14 mins – Fun demo exercise class with Scottish Ballet

41.10 mins – Sporting Memories KIT Bag film and presentation with Maurice Donahue

Getting Active Outdoors and Inclusive Sports Clubs (Day 2)

10.45 mins – Sporting Memories Uniting People Through Sport film

15.34 mins – Dementia Friendly Prestwick with Julie Twaddell

29.40 mins – Body Boosting Bingo with Sam Scott, Edinburgh Leisure

46.37 mins – Inclusive Sports Clubs with Daniel Baker, Bowls Scotland / Sandra Brown, Age Scotland / Donna Mackey, Sporting Memories Foundation

What can we learn from the event?

Over the two days we heard from some inspiring projects that have continued to support their communities to be active throughout the pandemic and looked at what their plans are for the future. We saw how each project has benefited people with dementia and unpaid carers and how they will continue to inspire and support communities in providing opportunities to be active in a safe, friendly, welcoming space. 

We have produced a brief summary document of the event, which we hope will provide opportunities to share further learning on this area of work.