Seniors' Health Division: Promoting Health Cognitive Aging
Title: Promoting Health Cognitive Aging
Instructor: Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Location: PD Marketplace
Registration Fees: SHD Members – FREE; Other CPA Members - $10; Non-CPA Members - $20
We now recognize the importance of lifestyle behaviours in promoting healthy cognitive aging and prevention dementia. However, less is known about the impact of lifestyle interventions, such as physical activity, and on cognitive outcomes in those at risk for dementia, such as those with mild cognitive impairment and cerebrovascular disease. In this presentation, we will highlight past and recent research from the Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of British Columbia that focus on increasing our understanding of how we can promote cognitive health in at-risk older adults.
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Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, Professor, is a physical therapist and a Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, Department of Physical Therapy. She directs the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Health Laboratory, as well as the Vancouver General Hospital’s Falls Prevention Clinic. Dr. Liu-Ambrose’s research focuses on understanding the role of exercise in promoting cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research expertise is in randomized controlled trials, exercise prescription for older adults, cognitive neuroscience, and mobility aging. Her research findings have been implemented into clinical practice, community programs, and influenced international practice guidelines to promote healthy aging.