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Adventures in Dementia Rehabilitation - Sponsored by the CPA’s Seniors’ Health Division

Adventures in Dementia Rehabilitation - Sponsored by the CPA’s Seniors’ Health Division

Adventures in Dementia Rehabilitation - Sponsored by the CPA’s Seniors’ Health Division

$20.00
Apr 28, 2021 - 19:00 (EDT)
60 minutes

***This Webinar is FREE for all Seniors’ Health Division Members***

Seniors’ Health Division Members: Check your email for the link to access this Webinar for FREE. 

Overview: 

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 live webinar will review:

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

Come and learn from 10 years of mistakes I’ve made working in home care, orthopedic surgery and long-term care.

 

Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice:

Identification of effective therapeutic strategies for people living with dementia, and increasing capacity to deliver them, is an important priority of research and care. Exercise has consistently been shown as an effective way to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of older adults living with dementia. however, physiotherapy programing has not evolved to meet these recommendations.  Despite the benefits, a small minority of persons with dementia are sufficiently active to meet therapeutic guidelines for exercise. Increasing the number of clinicians who understand how to support the needs of people living with dementia could increase the quantity and quality of exercise opportunities available to people living with dementia.

 

Upon Completing This Webinar Particpants Will Be Able To:

  1. Understand how dementia signs and symptoms impact participation in programs 
  2. Adapt exercise delivery and environment to the individual living with dementia.
  3. Reframe how to think about program design and goal setting 

 

Speaker: Deborah Hawkins 

Deborah Hawkins is a registered physiotherapist with a decade of experience in Seniors Wellness. Her current practice focuses on dementia rehabilitation, falls prevention and palliative care. Beginning her career in home care, Deborah transitioned to long-term care where she currently works as an educator and front-line clinician. Her team recently received a CABHI Spark Grant to produce high intensity exercise programs for people with mid to late stage dementia.

 

Webinar Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Price: 
    • Seniors’ Health Division Members - Free Admission - Look out for your Free Link in your inbox.
    • CPA Members who are not Seniors’ Health Division Members - $10.00
    • Non-CPA Members - $20.00

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  2. Once you’ve logged in, go to the tab at the top called 'Events & Education', then click on PD Marketplace.
  3. Click on the link above the video that says 'Access the PD Markeplace Now!'

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The instructors
Deborah Hawkins
Super Nerd, MScPT, BSc(KIN)
Deborah Hawkins is a registered physiotherapist with a decade of experience in Seniors Wellness. Her current practice focuses on dementia rehabilitation, falls prevention and palliative care. Beginning her career in home care, Deborah transitioned to long-term care where she currently works as an educator and front-line clinician. Her team recently received a CABHI Spark Grant to produce high intensity exercise programs for people with mid to late stage dementia.

Seniors' Health Division

The Seniors’ Health Division (SHD) is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. SHD is committed to providing members with services related to older adult health and physiotherapy practice.

It is comprised of physiotherapists from across Canada who work with older adults in a variety of practice settings, including acute geriatric care, geriatric rehabilitative and restorative units, long term care settings, community based and home care settings.

SHD is a member of The International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older Persons.

Vision of the Seniors' Health Division: Older Canadians are moving, moving more and moving better with the help of physiotherapists.

Mission of the Seniors' Health Division: To support our members in providing excellent physiotherapy care to optimize the independence and quality of life of older adults.


Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
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