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Dementia Friendly Swimming (Bridgend) - Leisure

Last updated: 09/04/2021
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What we do

The Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions are about making the swimming experience better for people with dementia and their carers by improving facilities and taking away barriers. This creates a safe, supportive environment. A diagnosis of dementia doesn't mean you have to stop doing the activities that you enjoy or stop you trying new things. Research shows that low impact exercise can be beneficial for physical and mental health and can improve the quality of life for people in all stages of dementia. Swimming in particular has many added benefits:
- Clear your mind and anxiety.
- Improve your mood and encourage positive thought.
- Relax your body.
- Low impact, so easy on your joints.
- Opportunity to socialise reduce loneliness and have fun.
- Help to ensure a better night’s sleep.