Upcoming Webinars in the SHD Monthly Webinar Series

Adventures in Dementia Rehabilitation

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Deborah Hawkins
Cost: SHD Members – FREE (link in inbox); Other CPA Members - $10; Non-CPA Members - $20

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to create physiotherapy programs for people living with dementia. Memory problems, mobility challenges, and low motivation can make it challenging to create effective and sustainable exercise programs. This webinar will review:

  1. The myths about the effectiveness of rehabilitation and dementia populations;
  2. The current exercise recommendations for older adults with dementia; and
  3. Simple programming changes to make programs dementia friendly.

To register, or learn more, please click here.
 

Dementia Inclusive Exercise Strategies

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Dr. Laura Middleton
Cost: SHD Members – FREE (link in inbox); Other CPA Members - $10; Non-CPA Members - $20

People living with dementia often face considerable personal barriers to exercise (e.g., memory problems, mobility challenges, apathy), which are likely magnified by the stigma of dementia and poor accommodation of their needs. This webinar will provide education and training to people who deliver, or would like to deliver, exercise to people living with dementia. We will review:

  1. Myths and realities about dementia;
  2. How you might identify people living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia in your programs; and
  3. Changes that you can make in your delivery of exercise or in the environment to better accommodate people living with dementia.

Case studies will be used to illustrate recommendations.

To register, or learn more, please click here.
 

Promoting Health Cognitive Aging

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose
Cost: 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.

To register, or learn more, please click here.