The TACIT study is a randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of Tai Chi alongside usual care with usual care alone on the postural balance of community-dwelling people with dementia (The TACIT Trial).
What is involved?
Participants will have Tai Chi delivered by a qualified Tai Chi instructor for 20 weeks. This will be a combination of classes (1 hour per week, with up to 10 dyads per class) and home-based exercises (to be facilitated by the carer, with the support of a home visit from the Tai Chi instructor in week 3-4 of the intervention).
Who can take part?
Those aged 65 or above
Living at home
Have a diagnosis of a dementia
Able to do standing Tai Chi (e.g. not be wheelchair bound)
Willing to attend weekly Tai Chi classes
If you would like to take part or want more information please contact the study lead:
Study Contact: Dr Lena Azbel-Jackson
Telephone: 02380 475206