Resources

The Dementia-Inclusive Choices in Exercise (DICE) Team has created and assembled resources to help people living with dementia be more active. This includes resources for exercise providers to learn from and share, as well as resources for people living with dementia and their family or friends. Download or connect to resources to help you support physical activity among people living with dementia.

For resources for people living with dementia and family and friends, click here.

For resources for exercise providers, click here.

The DICE Toolkit

DICE Wallet Card for DementiaDICE Wallet Card for Memory Problems

DICE Wallet Card

This resource is for people with dementia and their care partners to relay abilities, experiences and preferences. This will help exercise providers understand and adapt to the individual.

DICE Wallet Card

This resource is for people with memory problems and their care partners to relay abilities, experiences and preferences. This will help exercise providers understand and adapt to the individual.

Supports for Exercise

Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Minds in Motion program.

Additional Resources

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW

This document provides an in-depth review of the benefits of physical activity to people living with dementia, and people at high risk of dementia.

Images of Exercise

The exercise program guide for the home support exercise program was developed by the Western University Canadian Centre for Activity in Aging.

My Condition, My Life, In Balance

A guide to help you stay active and improve strength and balance.


Resources For Exercise Providers

The DICE Toolkit

DICE Training Manual

This resource will help you identify ways to support a person living with dementia to participate in your exercise programs and be included in your facility.

DICE Wallet Card

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

DICE Wallet Card

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

Understanding Dementia

Dementia and sensory challenges

This document highlights some of the sensory challenges some people with dementia may face.



Talking Sense. Living with Sensory Changes and Dementia

This resource describes the senses, the impact of ageing and the impact of dementia. It covers some tips on self-management for the person with dementia and advice for families and care partners.

World Alzheimer Report 2012- Overcoming Stigma

To learn more about the stigma of dementia, this resource brings together expert opinion from people directly affected by the disease and those working in the field.

Understanding the Rights of People Living With Dementia

Alzheimer Society of Canada Language Guidelines

To promote person centred language, these guidelines have been reviewed by people living with dementia and have been developed for use by all individuals involved in the care of people with dementia.

Dementia Australia Dementia Language Guidelines

The purpose of this paper is to promote the consistent
use of appropriate, inclusive and non stigmatising
language when talking or writing about dementia and
people living with dementia.

Harnessing the UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This resource talks about the use of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a tool to ensure people with dementia are able to enjoy their human rights and access to services on an equal basis with others.

The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project

The language we use to talk about dementia influences how people with dementia are viewed and also how they feel about themselves. These recommendations were written by 20 people living with dementia.

Physical Activity and Dementia

Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay. Checklist for physical environment

This resource aids in evaluating a physical environment to improve accessibility for people with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW

This document provides an in-depth review of the benefits of physical activity to people living with dementia, and people at high risk of dementia.

Exercise Interventions for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

This paper describes a series of evidence-based interventions designed to increase physical activity in persons with dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

Later Life Training – People living with dementia and physical activity

This document explores the views, interests, experiences and the challenges of persons living with dementia in taking up and/or continuing a range of physical activities during their dementia journey.

Later Life Training. Planning for I can.

This document is designed to provide information about the person and assist the exercise professional build up a picture of the person as part of a person-centred assessment.

Otago Exercise Programme

This resource describes the practical implementation of a strength and balance retraining programme which has been shown to reduce falls.

Reach the Person behind the Dementia-Physical Therapists’

This paper explores physical therapists’ (PTs) experiences and reflections on facilitating high-intensity functional exercise with older people living with dementia, in residential care home setting.

The Brain-Body Connection

This document outlines recommendations from the Global Council on Brain Health on physical activity and brain health for people as they age.

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