Posted on 26/09/2019 in Rhythmic


Scottish Gymnastics is delighted to launch Love to Move in Scotland, a dementia-friendly gymnastics exercise programme developed by the British Gymnastics Foundation.

There are approximately 90,000* people living with the illness in Scotland. The Love to Move programme is a seated movement programme designed to increase mobility and functionality in the elderly and those living with dementia.

Its roots are taken from gymnastics and uses specially designed coordination and asymmetrical movement patterns, which are thought to have the effect of increasing a person’s cognitive reserve.

Coaches and club officials attended a two-day course in Edinburgh in November to enable them to deliver the Love to Move programme to those in their local area.

Accredited individuals can deliver the programme in their own gym, a local nursing home or even organise their own group at their local town hall. Delivery of the programme will be unique to the individual and their local area.  In delivering the Love to Move programme, clubs will help to contribute to their wider community as well as helping to make a significant impact to the quality of life to those suffering from the illness.

If you are interested in the programme and would like any further information please contact Lindsay Thomson, Participation Coach Developer,

Health Scotland website 

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