Improving stroke care in the community – KT Equal Conference – Nov 23rd 2011 Bath

Despite strong evidence that organised stroke care improves outcomes (Stroke Trialist Collaboration, 2003), organisational issues and resource limitation meant that many patients still do not receive adequate specialist community stroke rehabilitation. Stroke Networks are tasked with working with local agencies to ensure that specialist care is available for all appropriate patients (National Audit Office, Improving…

Translating the evidence – What works for Physical Activity – Conference 17 Nov 2011

As you may know the British Heart Foundation National Centre (BHFNC) will hold its 11th annual conference on Thursday 17th November 2011. Translating the evidence: What works for physical activity? will bring together the latest evidence on the most effective approaches to promoting physical activity across the life course and explore how to use this…

Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

A very useful resource from Sweden – Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease – is available to search and download. It gives an overview of all the research evidence behind prevention and management of disease with physical activity and exercise across the age range. A “must-read” for those of you who work…

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…