The BAT Foundation is ahealth & wellbeing charitydelivering a specialisedTable Tennis Alzheimer's Therapyprogramme providing UK care settings with access totailored equipment, expert training, andfree resources
What we're about
With numbers of those affected by Alzheimer's rising - the latest analysis from the Office of Health Economics show that 1 in 3 born in 2015 will be diagnosed with dementia in later life, plus as the cost of treating the disease set to increase massively over the next 10 years, now is the time for action and searching for alternative treatments...this is the goal of BAT.
DRUG FREE ALZHEIMER'S THERAPY
Delaying Alzheimer's onset by five years could save 30,000 lives a year. Whilst the causes of dementia remain unclear, interventions focusing on encouraging more regular physical activity are likely to be particularly effective at combating the disease..
With findings linking table tennis as a potentially effective treatment for the symptoms of on-set Alzheimer's, BAT is committed to a campaign of:
RESEARCH: Exploring the benefits that table tennis therapy could have for those living with on-set Alzheimer's
DEVELOPMENT: Creating specialist equipment that will directly support this therapeutic activity
DELIVERY: Providing specially devised programmes and expert training for care settings and staff
EMPOWERING BODY & MIND
Now is a crucial time for action on dementia. Research is necessary to develop innovative ways to prevent Alzheimer's, drive advances in new methods of treatment, and find fresh ways of caring for people affected by the condition.
BAT thinks this is an incredibly important area to explore and will be delivering an original piece of research to show how table tennis could:
Improve hand-eye coordination
Stimulate the Hippocampus
Extend long-term memory
Delay cognitive decline
Enhance motor skills
How you can benefit from BAT
If your work encompasses those living with dementia, if you’re involved with providing dementia care, if you're looking for new ideas to engage your community, if you would like to hear more about us...Please get in touch today.
You can help bat too
If you're interested in supporting our work, get in touch to chat about how we can work together. You can even donate to us, or simply share our goals online at the bottom on the page.
PING PONG AND THE FIGHT AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S STARTS HERE!
Residents and members of the team at Cherry Garth care home at Holmer Green, High Wycombe, inspired by BAT and the Rio fever, have taken up playing ping pong!
The BAT Foundation is a health & well being charity delivering a national table tennis Alzheimer’s Therapy Programme and providing resources and specialised training to settings focused on Alzheimer’s care across the UK.
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We greatly appreciate any donations received to support our work.