Funding for this research was provided by:
Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (CDF-2015-08-030)
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Received: 8 June 2018
Accepted: 3 October 2018
First Online: 3 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval for the trial has been granted from the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 4 (reference: 16/WS/0139) and the Health Research Authority (IRAS project ID: 209193). All participants (both people with dementia and their informal carers), after having time to read the participant information sheet and discuss the project with a member of the research team, will sign an informed consent form to confirm their voluntary participation in the trial.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Colleagues involved in the trial management group and the trial steering committee also declare that they have no competing interests. The Tai Chi instructors who are delivering the intervention are working under the private company of Elemental Tai Chi. This company already provides Tai Chi classes and private tuition in the areas where participants will be recruited. Therefore, this company may be impacted by the dissemination of its results. However, Elemental Tai Chi will not be involved in the collection of outcome data, analysis of the trial outcomes, or dissemination of results (they will only be allowed to circulate any dissemination activity from the trial).
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