Dementia and physical activity dapa

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.

The results of the DAPA trial were published in the BMJ

The DAPA trial is led by the University of Warwick. You can read more about the trial here.


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