This project evaluated the effectiveness of an exercise prescription program that offers an individually targeted exercise program for residents of aged care facilities who have significant dementia and other chronic health conditions or disabilities.

While there is evidence that prescription of exercise and physical activity will generally improve and maintain cognitive and physical functioning in older people, before this study, there was little evidence of the benefit of exercise prescription programs for people with dementia who live in residential care.


Exercise Physiology in Aged Care, Evaluation of An Implementation Project: Final Report


Post, D., Corlis, M., Penington, A., & Parfitt, G.(2018). Exercise physiology in aged care: Perceptions and acceptability from the perspectives of family members and care staff in the residential aged care environment. Dementia,


Associate Professor Gaynor Parfitt