Resources for People Living with Dementia, Family & Friends



Resources about Physical Activity and Dementia

DICE Wallet Card – People with dementia

This foldable resource is to help people with dementia to communicate their abilities, experiences and preferences. This will help exercise providers understand and adapt to the individual.

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DICE Wallet card – People with memory problems

This foldable resource is to help people with memory problems to communicate their abilities, experiences and preferences. This will help exercise providers understand and adapt to the individual.

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Advice for Being Active at Home

The DICE team developed this resource to provide advice for starting a physical activity program at home, and supporting people living with dementia to do so.


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Physical Activity Guidelines for People Living with Dementia

“It’s time to get active” was developed by the Ontario Brain Institute, and revised in partnership with the DICE Team. The resource shares physical activity guidelines for dementia and strategies to get active.

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Video: I have dementia but I am still me

This video shows the diverse faces and experiences of people living with dementia and their family, friends, and supporters. The video was produced by the DICE Team.

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Video: Staying active helps me live well with dementia

This video introduces the broad benefits of physical activity for people living with dementia. This video was produced by the DICE Team.

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Video: Dementia-inclusive exercise, A little support goes a long way

This video discusses how small supports and adaptations can help support inclusion of people living with dementia in exercise, sport and recreational programs and activities.

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Exercise Programs for People Living with Dementia

Minds in Motion Program

This program is offered by most Alzheimer Societies across Ontario. It is a physical activity and mental stimulation program for people with dementia and their care partners.

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Exercise Examples

These are some good examples of individual exercises that you can do at home.

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Online Exercise Videos

These are some good examples of on-line exercise videos that may help you be active.

Exercise with seated options:
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Exercise without seated options:
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Fall prevention exercises:
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Other Resources

By People Living with Dementia for People Living with Dementia

A series of guides created by a group of talented and passionate persons with dementia and/or partners in care. They provide advice for living with dementia, from the perspectives of those with lived experience.

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Benefits of Physical Activity for Persons Living with Dementia

This is a detailed paper about the benefits of physical activity for persons living with dementia, as well as those at risk for dementia.



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