Members of Warriors Community Foundation were invited to address the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy annual conference about the club’s pioneering work in dementia.
Simon Northcott and Chris Stephenson of the Foundation were joined by Wolverhampton PhD student Kelly Warwicker at the conference which was held in Wolverhampton.
Warwicker made a presentation on dyadic coping – carers coping – which forms a significant part of the work done by the Foundation at their weekly Tackling Demantia Sports Cafes held at Sixways and in Kidderminster.
“The day started with Kelly presenting her research followed by an overview of the Tackling Dementia initiative we run and how we use ‘a can do approach’ to risk management, with an over-arching aim of fun,” Northcott said.
“The large audience of trained physios enjoyed the input and the physical activities we had them organising to highlight how the Foundation handles people living with dementia.
“This has provided a great platform for future working with the healthcare world of West Midlands and reinforced the mutual benefits of social prescribing, something very close to the Foundation’s heart.”
More information about Warriors Community Foundation’s dementia initiatives can be found here.