Changing the focus: Facilitating engagement in physical activity for people with dementia in a local community - A feasibility study.

  • Hill, Keith (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Callisaya, Michele (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Meyer, Claudia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Taylor, Morag (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lawler, Katherine (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Levinger, Pazit (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hunter, Susan Winifred (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mackey, Dawn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Burton, Elissa J. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Haines, Terry (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Brusco, Natasha (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lee, Angel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ekegren, Christina (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Crabtree, Amelia (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project aims to:
(1) develop, pilot and evaluate a new model of care (‘Changing the Focus’) that incorporates co-design to achieve uptake and sustained physical activity participation, and improve physical, cognitive, mental health and wellbeing outcomes for people with mild dementia;
(2) identify factors influencing implementation and effectiveness; and
(3) understand the utilisation and cost of support (formal and informal care) and health care, as well as opportunity costs, for both the person living with dementia and their carer, from a societal perspective; in addition to the cost of implementation of the approach.
In addition, we will develop resources to support training of health care providers, information resources for people with dementia and their carers, and for scaling up of the intervention to a fully powered trial.
Short titleChanging the focus
Effective start/end date3/10/222/10/25