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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