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Dementia Exercise Program The sooner and longer people undertake regular exercise, the better their chances are of delaying disease progression or preventing dementia from developing.

Research has shown that regular exercise can benefit mental, emotional and physical health in people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Brellah’s dementia exercise program draws on clinical evidence and expertise to deliver group and individual classes that are both fun and engaging.

Participants are booked in for an assessment by an exercise physiologist to understand their strength, mobility, balance and coordination, in order to tailor their exercise program accordingly. Then if qualified, attend a bi-weekly, 12-week evidence-based  program designed to improve (or at minimum maintain) physical, cognitive and mental  health outcomes in people living with dementia.

 

LOCATION

Building 8, Forest Central Business Park
49 Frenchs Forest Road East
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

 

PROGRAM DAYS & TIMES

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Group classes are held at 10:00am Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

PROGRAM PRICING

Initial consult: $140 (rebates available)
Class visit: $30 / class
12 Class Pack: $300
*Initial consult & classes qualify for Medicare and private health insurance rebates

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

If you’ve been told by your GP or Geriatrician that you may be at risk of dementia, or you have already been diagnosed, this program is designed specifically for you to help in managing with the right advice and guidance.

Do I need a referral to attend the diabetes program?

You do not need a referral, however if you have been diagnosed with dementia you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for part of your program. Check with your usual GP or arrange to see a Brellah GP to find out if you are eligible.

Can I use private health to claim for these classes?

Yes! You are able to use private health for exercise classes led by our exercise physiologist. You are not able to claim for drop-in sessions which are designed for you to follow your personalised program independently, with support from an exercise professional.

How long should I attend the program?

As everyone is different, we don’t ask you to sign up for a set time-frame. We encourage a community environment and we hope you’ll enjoy the sessions enough to make this part of your weekly routine. We can also work alongside your GP and/or endocrinologist to determine the most suitable plan for you.

How many sessions should I do?

It is recommended that people with dementia exercise at least 2 times per week. this is why we suggest attending 2 group exercise physiology-led classes.

I don’t like group classes, can I just attend the drop-in clinic?

If you have been referred by your GP on a Medicare plan, this must be used in group classes led by an exercise physiologist.

If you are self-referred you may attend our drop-in clinics however we encourage you to see an exercise physiologist once per week to ensure you are on the right track with your program. We can also arrange for semi-private sessions.

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