On Friday 21st July 2023 as part of the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury Health and Wellbeing Seminars run in conjunction with Brent Health Matters, Fred Baron, a Highly Specialised Neurological Physiotherapist from City, University of London, was welcomed to the temple to present a seminar to raise awareness of cognitive impairments in older adults and to highlight the benefits of exercise, as a preventative measure.
The speaker explained that as people get older, they may notice that their own or other close family and friends’ mental abilities and thought processes begin to get affected. The seminar discussed the impact of exercise in improving and slowing these declines.
The seminar was hugely popular with older adults, carers and many other individuals from both within the Mandir and wider community attending to gain more insight into the signs and symptoms of numerous cognitive impairments and learn about the types of low-level activities and light exercises can successfully improve such impairments, along with the benefits of remaining mentally active.
Slides of the session and a flyer for a study exploring these issues further are available on the following links:
If you attended the session, please can you leave feedback at: Cognitive Impairment and Exercise Seminar Feedback. This will help us to improve the Seminar series to better meet your needs. Thank you.
This session was one of a series of health and wellbeing sessions being held at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury and Brent Health Matters service. Please look out on the temple’s regular communication channels for details of our next sessions.