Gentle Exercise & Movement for Frail People

This set of 48 A5 photocopiable laminated cards, illustrates and describes specific exercises for frail elderly people. Each card has the exercise instruction on the reverse, some of which require small apparatus such as a ball.

The exercises are all tried and tested, having been used widely with confused and disabled older people.

It contains many fresh ideas and all of the exercises can be done from a chair. Includes exercises for:

  • Arms
  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Fingers
  • Hands
  • Knees
  • Legs
  • Shoulders
  • Waist


48 page manual together with 48 A5 photocopiable laminated cards, boxed.

Who Will Benefit from this Activity?

Gentle Exercise & Movement for Frail People will be enjoyed by people in all stages of dementia.

The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction.  It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being.  Those in the later stages of dementia may not be able to participate fully, however they will benefit from the interaction and conversation of the activity.

If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.

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