Table tennis brought in to combat Alzheimer’s

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A care home in Kenton has recently received a table tennis table in an initiative to combat Alzheimer’s disease.

The Birchwood Grange Care Home was donated the table by BAT (Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy), who believe that regular physical activity helps combats the disease, it is hoped the table will provide a fun and effective treatment for symptoms. The foundation aims to promote drug-free Alzheimer’s therapy.

The donated table was revealed to residents by BBC Radio 4 sports presenter Rob Bonnet, Mayor of Harrow Rekha Shah and Mayor of Brent Parvez Ahmed.

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According to The Harrow Times, the table was donated in recognition of the support residents from the Kenton care home to the research and development of a table suited to those living with the disease. Residents Anne Ingram and Roger Spicer spent the day testing the new table at the Alzheimer’s Show earlier this year.

It is claimed that sports are a prominent feature at Birchwood Grange Care Home, which has also introduced netball with the aim of increasing mobility and hand-eye coordination.

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