Dementia Compass

dementiaCOMPASS is a volunteer organization that was created by Edye Hoffman in October 2010. Her goal is to support people who are living with dementia, both those who are diagnosed and those who are their care partners and she volunteers alongside some fabulous people who share this goal. She offers a local programme designed to…

UK wide physical activity guidelines for older people launched 11 July 2011

Start Active_Stay Active was launched today (11/07/11) by the four home counties’ Chief Medical Officers. The document updates the existing guidelines for children, young people and adults but for the first time, includes guidance on physical activity in the early years and older adults.  For all age groups, this guidance highlights the risks of Sedentary…

INSPIRE – Spring 2011 LLT Newsletter

Today we launched INSPIRE. Later Life Training qualified instructors, leaders and those who work closely with us have been asking for updates on a whole variety of things. We have a mix of updates on each of our courses, highlights from research (with our courses), highlights from practice (model services), upcoming events, thought provoking questions…

CDC Compendium of Effective Falls Interventions

The CDC (USA) have produced a compendium of effective falls interventions that is freely downloadable. This compendium covers exercise based interventions, home modification interventions and multifaceted interventions and collated information from the original research authors. This resource is a MUST HAVE for all those working in falls prevention services as it gives extremely useful information…

BalanceMaster

The BalanceMaster lower limb exerciser provides a progressive, safe and rhythmic movement pattern, designed to improve joint mobility, proprioception and dynamic muscle stability for the lower limb and pelvic regions. Research by Dawn Skelton (LLT Director and Reader in Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University) and colleagues has shown it to be effective at…