Dementia patients relive good times in pool

A swimming club has proven successful at reducing behavioural and psychological symptoms in people with dementia, a pilot study finds.

The Watermemories program, developed by the University of Queensland, invited residents of two regional aged care facilities to twice-weekly group swimming sessions that included aquarobics, stretching and free swimming time.

The 18 participants, who had moderate to severe dementia, all had a history of swimming for pleasure in their