Dementia Lifestyle Intervention for Getting Healthy Together (DELIGHT)
The Dementia Lifestyle Intervention for Getting Healthy Together (DELIGHT) team is a collaboration of researchers, exercise providers, health care providers, dementia service providers and people with lived experience with dementia (people living with dementia and their care partners). All members of the DELIGHT team are equal partners and were equally included in the design of this program.
We are developed a lifestyle intervention program to support people living with dementia and their care partners in meeting their health and wellbeing goals, fostering social relationships and connection and support optimism and living well.
This program is an 8-week program that consists of 2 weekly meetings over Zoom that will last approximately 90 minutes each. The first 50 minutes will be a group exercise session with a certified exercise physiologist. After a quick break, the last 30 minutes will be a group social engagement and educational discussion on topics including, but not limited to physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, mental health and social connectedness.
We are looking for people living with dementia and their care partners to take part in the DELIGHT program to help assess the feasibility, enjoyment and possible adaptations of the program. You will be asked to complete some brief questionnaires (approx. 45-60 minutes) about your current physical activity and eating habits, both before and after completion of the program. We will also ask that you provide us some feedback about your experience in the program, in the form of a semi-structured interview (approx. 45 minutes) after completion.
This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact: