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Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Long-Term Care Edition

Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Long-Term Care Edition

Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Long-Term Care Edition

Mar 31, 2021 - 19:00 (EDT)
60 minutes

The final installment of this series focuses on assessment, exercise prescription and engagement strategies for residents of LTC living with dementia. It reviews the current recommendations from the literature and provides practical suggestions for their implementation. It discusses the challenges of creating quality programs with limited time and resources and how they can be mitigated. This webinar contains coarse language and frank discussion about the highs and lows of working in Long Term Care Facilities.

This webinar includes:

  1. Overview of outcome measures and assessments validated in Long-Term Care
  2. Current recommendations for exercise prescription
  3. Engagement strategies for residents with cognitive impairment
  4. Time management strategies
  5. Colourful language
  6. A fist bump of commendation for making it through the last year

This webinar does not include:

  1. Discussion of funding for rehabilitation in LTC
  2. Testimonials from residents
  3. Mindfulness activities
  4. Cat videos

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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