Most health professionals working in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) will agree that physiotherapy and exercise for individuals living with dementia is a neglected area, even though there is evidence that demonstrates numerous benefits.
A systematic review found studies demonstrated significant improvements in cognition, agitation, mood, mobility and functional ability for individuals living with dementia in RACFs when they participated in exercise.
Recent Australian studies have also demonstrated the feasibility of physiotherapy and exercise for individuals living with dementia in...
Professor At University Of Wollongong
Professor Victoria Traynor works in the School of Nursing at the University of Wollongong. Victoria's experience combines research education, and clinical experience in aged and dementia care. The focus of her work is on improving dementia care services using qualitative research and practice development techniques across care settings with multi-disciplinary teams.