Help Us Understand How People With Dementia or Alzheimer’s Can Safely Enjoy Sport and Activity

Dementia or Alzheimer’s Safeguarding Adults in Sport Clubs in Wales

We’re looking to gain more understanding around the safeguarding implications for sport clubs who have participants with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Many studies highlight the benefits of sport participation for people with dementia. Research also shows that sport participation can help reduce the risk of developing dementia.

As we get older, we become more at risk of developing the condition. Some people will not be affected by the disease. However, we must ensure those who are at risk get adequate support when participating in sport. This means that sport and activity organisations must have safeguarding practices and measures in place to help keep all participants safe.

According to Alzheimer’s Research UK:

The most consistent evidence to date suggests that what is good for heart health is also good for brain health for most of the population. So common risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity could have a big impact on dementia rates at a population level. Managing these modifiable risk factors throughout the life course is important to reduce the risk of developing dementia.

We’d Like To Hear From You

Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager for Wales Jodi Evans is looking to hear from participants, carers and clubs about their experience of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and sport participation.

Though your responses will be strictly confidential, your insights will help us develop resources for clubs of all sizes. Our aim is to help sport and activity organisations deliver a fulfilling, supportive, and understanding experience for anyone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Have you got first-hand experience of dementia and Alzheimer’s as a family member, carer or professional? If so, please share your knowledge so that we can raise awareness and understanding within Welsh Sports Clubs so that those diagnosed can continue enjoying their chosen sport safely.

Please contact Jodi directly at