Group of users in a physiotherapy workshop (Source: Afaga Alzheimer Archive, 2021).

Recently, we have launched a physiotherapy workshop for people with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s. The main objectives of this activity are:

  • To ensure that the patient maintains, as long as possible, an independent, healthy and physically active quality of life, but controlled.
  • Delay the evolution of the disease, promoting a good functioning of the locomotor system, cardio-respiratory system and psychomotor abilities.
  • Prevent problems associated with the evolution of dementia: respiratory obstructions, joint immobility, ulcers due to prolonged bedding or maintained positions.
  • Guide family members and / or caregivers on health aspects, as well as prevention of injuries produced by the management of these patients.

Vanessa López Miguens, Afaga physiotherapist, is responsible for this workshop, which takes place one day a week, on Wednesday afternoons.

Before starting the first session, a physiotherapeutic assessment is made of the people who want to participate in the workshop, to determine if they are suitable for these activities, and if they will be beneficial for them.

Group of users in a physiotherapy workshop (Source: Afaga Alzheimer Archive, 2021).