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Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Home Care Edition

Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Home Care Edition

Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Home Care Edition

Mar 17, 2021 - 19:00 (EDT)
60 minutes

The second installment of this webinar series focuses on assessment, exercise prescription and engagement strategies for people living with dementia in the community. It reviews the current recommendations from the literature and provides practical suggestions for their implementation. This webinar is geared towards professionals providing home visits but anyone interested in improving their knowledge of rehabilitation for dementia populations is welcome.  

This webinar includes:

  1. An overview of outcome measures and assessments validated in the community
  2. Current recommendations for exercise prescription
  3. Engagement strategies for clients with cognitive impairment
  4. Colourful language
  5. A long distance high five to celebrate surviving the last year

This webinar does not include:

  1. Testimonials from clients
  2. Stories of super awkward home visits where everything went sideways
  3. PPE or COVID-19 information
  4. Baby animal photos

The final part of this series provides an update on exercise prescription and engagement strategies for Long Term Care practitioners.

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 all registrants

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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