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Dementia for Rehabilitation Professionals

Dementia for Rehabilitation Professionals

Dementia for Rehabilitation Professionals

Mar 03, 2021 - 19:00 (EST)
60 minutes

This webinar is the first in a three-part series for rehabilitation professionals who work with people living with dementia.

It focuses on understanding the differences and similarities between the four main types of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontal Temporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, and Lewy Body Dementia.

It includes insights into the physical and cognitive impairments that contribute to functional limitations and falls. It contains curse words, stories about when things went disastrously wrong, and the victories that keep us motivated.

This webinar is perfect for practitioners in any area of health care who want to update their knowledge about dementia.

This webinar includes:

  1. A BRIEF review of memory and memory loss
  2. An overview of Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontal Temporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, and Lewy Body Dementia
  3. How dementia type impacts mobility, falls, and ADL performance
  4. Rehabilitation strategies and priorities for different dementia types
  5. Colourful Language

This webinar does not include:

  1. Detailed anatomy and physiology descriptions
  2. The history of rehabilitation and dementia
  3. Inspirational Speeches
  4. Batteries

Part two of this series provides assessment techniques, exercise recommendations, and engagement strategies specific to Home Care. Part three provides recommendations for professionals working in Long-Term Care or Memory Care Facilities.

Please Note: Part 1 of this series is free for everyone. Parts 2 and 3 is free for Embodia Members (subscribers) only. When you register you will be given the option to become an Embodia Member. If you have questions about our membership and what's included, email us at or click here to book a time to meet with us. The series will be recorded and made available for free along with certificates of completion for Embodia Members (subscribers) only.

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.

Caitlin McArthur
Caitlin is a registered physiotherapist and Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University in the School of Physiotherapy. She completed her PhD in the Kinesiology department at the University of Waterloo with a specialization in Aging, Health, and Well-being. Caitlin’s research focuses on falls, fractures, and functional mobility in home and long-term care. She also has expertise in bone health, exercise, and physical activity. Caitlin is the recipient of several awards including a CIHR Fellowship and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Silver Quill Award.
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