Cycling together with dementia on a Van Raam side-by-side tandem
Cycling together during World Alzheimer's day
In september it is World Alzheimer's month, the theme for World Alzheimer's Month 2019 will be raising awareness and challenging stigma. On Saturday, September 21, 2019, it is World Alzheimer's Day. The theme in the Netherlands this year is 'move together'. Research has shown that exercise is good for people with dementia. Moving ensures that the mental deterioration slows down. You improve your thinking skills, restlessness, passivity and your blood circulation with exercise.
Fun2Go product page
Our multi-person bikes offer people the opportunity to move together. With the Van Raam Fun2Go side-by-side tandem you can sit comfortably next to each other while enjoying a great bike ride. Because you sit next to each other, the supervisor can keep a close eye on the co-driver and assess whether he / she is still having fun or is tired. If the co-driver gets tired, the foot plate/step option can also be used or the Fun2Go side-by-side tandem can be put in another position, so that the co-driver doesn't havo to pedal along. In this way, the caregiver and patient can enjoy a carefree bicycle ride and the person with dementia gets enough exercise at the same time. Take a pleasant day out, for example, and stop in between for a cup of coffee, with a piece of cake.
Read more about the Fun2Go side-by-side tandem on the product page of this bike.