19-Nov-2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thinking on their feet : Falls prevention in people with dementia

Register by Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:59 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Presenter: Susan Hunter

Approximately 600,000 Canadians currently have a dementia diagnosis and that number is expected to double in the next 15 years. Cognitive deficits and balance and gait disorders are inevitable and progressive in dementia. Importantly, people with dementia have an annual fall risk of 60-80%, twice that of the cognitively normal, and have a higher risk of major fall-related injuries, such as hip fractures. Falls prevention is important to improve quality of life and maintain independent mobility.

This webinar will cover epidemiology and risk factors for falls, falls risk assessment, and rehabilitation strategies to prevent falls in people living with dementia.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe the unique features that place people living with dementia at an increased risk for falls.
  2. Identify therapeutic strategies that play to the strengths of people living with dementia to facilitate success of interventions.
Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice area)
Areas of practice

Client age groups
Seniors (65+ years old)

Registration fees

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Individual registration (for one individual person): $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Group registration (for groups of up to 25 people, participating from up to 3 sites/computers): $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members (plus applicable taxes)

Cancellation/refund policy

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to education@caot.ca. Cancellation requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. If you are unable to attend the Webinar live, all webinars are recorded and registrants receive access to the recording following the Webinar.

CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify all events. If a Practice Evidence Webinar is cancelled by CAOT, you will receive an adjustment on your bundle (if credits were used) or a full refund.

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