18th October 2017, 13.00pm – 14.30pm: Seminar
Title: Physical Activity and Management of Chronic Conditions Seminar, with a Focus on Both Dementia and Cancer
Venue: Seminar Room 3 at The Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford, ST16 3TW
Dr. Rachel Massie – Research Officer, CHAD
In this presentation, Rachel will describe and explore ‘Thinking Active’ – a community-led programme designed to combine physical activity and cognitive stimulation therapy for individuals with early onset of dementia. In total 24 participants and 11 care-givers were involved in the programme, in which the feasibility of delivering a community-led dementia programme was explored. The presentation will highlight the impact, views and experiences of participants, care-givers and service providers.
Matilda Hanjari – Research Associate, CHAD
Matilda will present the findings from the evaluation of the North Staffordshire Cancer Lifestyle Project run by the Beth Johnson Foundation. The project’s main aim is to increase the levels of physical activity, healthy eating and wellbeing in people aged 50+ who are living with or after a diagnosis of cancer. CHAD sought to provide an independent assessment of the impact of the project and allow recommendations for practice/delivery. The presentation will highlight the impact of the service on participant’s wellbeing, in addition to their views and experiences of the service.
Alice Sharp – Project Coordinator, Beth Johnson Foundation
Alice led the delivery of the North Staffordshire Cancer Lifestyle Service and will provide a short account of her experiences, challenges she faced and highs of working with this group of individuals.REGISTER HERE