Even though a person has dementia and may be less mobile and steady than they used to be, it’s important that they remain as active as possible. Physical exercise is important both for general health and well-being and for mental stimulation. It also gives the person a feeling of independence, and a sense of achievement.  

If you’re concerned about their mobility, you can request a mobility assessment through your GP. There are many light-weight walking aids available, from wheeled zimmer frames to three-wheeled ‘walkers’. Some of these are available free from your local health services. 

Don’t feel you always have to be with them if they want to go out. There are some clever pieces of technology, such as tracking devices, that mean you will always know where they are. So, if they are out longer than is usual, you will know where to find them.

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