Flexercise sessions help North Somerset dementia sufferers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 February 2018

Flexercise sessions aim to help dementia sufferers.

Flexercise sessions aim to help dementia sufferers.

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Music and laughter was on display at a North Somerset care home looking to help people with dementia.

The Granary, in Lodge Lane, Wraxall, held flexercise sessions for residents, with props including tambourines, drums and plastic fly swatters provided to encourage positive movements.

Flexercise sessions have a wide range of health benefits including helping people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and rehabilitation after a stroke.

Flexercise also provides for those at risk of social isolation or exclusion and people with, or at risk of, developing mental health problems.

A spokesman from Shaw Healthcare, who organised the sessions, said: “Two musicians came in and played the guitar and violin which got people active and allowed them to interact with the music.

“There was some good humour, fun and lots of dancing.”

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