PrAISED Therapy Study
We have been delighted with the very positive response from both patients and their families to our popular therapy study PrAISED (Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment). People with memory problems can struggle with everyday activities, are more prone to accidents, and may stop doing things they want to do. Therefore, the purpose of the study – devised and run by Nottingham University – is to design a unique therapy package to help maintain the activity, independence and balance of participants within their own home environment. So far, nearly 80 people with Mild Cognitive Impairment or other dementia types (except Lewy Body Dementia) – together with their Study Partners – have been enrolled onto the programme.
Our excellent team of Research Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehab Support Workers have worked together to ensure that participants receive the best quality advice and support throughout their time on the study. Stories of participants reviving old interests – such as gardening, cooking and even table-tennis! – are heart-warming, and the feedback we are receiving from patients and their families is very encouraging, demonstrating that adding a uniquely tailored exercise routine to daily activities can help with state of mind as well as mobility and motivation.