Seniors' Health Division: Dementia Inclusive Exercise Strategies
Title: Dementia Inclusive Exercise Strategies
Speaker: Dr. Laura Middleton
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Location: PD Marketplace
Registration Fees: SHD Members – FREE (link in inbox); Other CPA Members - $10; Non-CPA Members - $20
Dr. Laura Middleton is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo and a research scientist at the Schlegel Research Institute for Aging. Her research aims to identify strategies to prevent dementia and promote wellbeing and independence among those living with dementia. She focuses on the influence of lifestyle and, specifically, on the role of exercise alone and in combination with other therapeutic approaches (for example, cognitive training or healthy diet). She partners with people living with dementia, health care professionals, and community service providers to create accessible and effective solutions for people living with dementia in Canadian communities. One recent project (the ‘Dementia-Inclusive Choices for Exercise’ project) aims to increase the quality and quantity of exercise programs accessible to people living with dementia by improving understanding of dementia, decreasing stigma, and promoting use of inclusive practices.