DAPA: Dementia and Physical Activity

OxfordMental Health
Start Date: 19 Jan 2012 End Date: 30 Sep 2016


To answer the question: Does a programme of exercise and physical activity improve cognition for people with mild to moderate dementia?

Project Summary

The DAPA trial aims to establish whether exercise is effective in treating against functional and cognitive decline in community dwelling adults with mild to moderate dementia. It is a randomised controlled trial which will recruit 468 participants to compare an additional structured exercise regimen to best usual care. The structured exercise intervention will be carried out over a 4 month period with a transition to community based sustainable physical activity.

Prof Sallie Lamb