Changing the focus: Facilitating engagement in physical activity for people with dementia in a local community

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
Attend three meetings each of 2 hours in duration (with a 15-minute break) between March and June 2023.
State of study

This research addresses a major unmet need for an early, systematic approach to identify physical activity needs for people with living with mild dementia, and embed referral pathways and training opportunities for exercise leaders to support improved physical activity options.

In this project, we will co-design a new model of care, "Changing the Focus" with people with a lived experience of dementia and, other key stakeholders. Our goal is to determine what factors may assist physical activity referrers and providers, and people living with dementia to engage in physical activity and to design resources that will facilitate this. 

Participation details

For this study, we are seeking both people living with dementia and carers for people living with dementia to participate in three meetings to work together to design options, pathways and resources to promote physical activity participation in people living with mild dementia.

You may be eligible if you:

  • are living with dementia OR currently care for someone living with dementia 
  • live in Frankston or Mornington Peninsula region of Victoria Melbourne

What does participation involve?

  • Attend three meetings each of 2 hours in duration (with a 15-minute break) between March and June 2023.
  • Read materials in between the meetings

For more information please contact either;

Dr Angel Lee (Monash University) on (03) 9904 4662 or email


Professor Keith Hill (Monash University) on (03) 9902 4445 

Study Address
Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) research centre,
School of Primary and Allied Health Care,
Monash University,
Frankston, Vic 3199
Full Name
Angel Lee
Monash University
Phone Number
0421 136 625