Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Late registration available until 2:59 a.m. (Eastern Time) November 20, 2020
This one-day online workshop will provide a rationale for creating evidence-based intervention plans that incorporate physical activity for older adults with cognitive impairment and will outline the role of occupational therapy. The presenter will discuss the biological mechanisms underlying the relationship between brain health and physical activity, followed by a literature review to demonstrate the research evidence further supporting this relationship with older adults with cognitive impairment. Safe activity levels and specific activity types for older adults with cognitive impairments will be presented using examples. Common barriers to physical activity and concrete suggestions to support adherence will also be presented.
Preliminary Workshop Agenda:
Group discussion and introductions
Background rationale: Canadian demographics and disease self-management strategies
Role of occupational therapy
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Safe activity levels
Case scenarios in small groups
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Safe activity types
Case scenario in small groups
Case discussion and presentation
Common barriers to adherence
Conclusions and additional resources
Question and answers
By the end of this workshop, you will:
Recognize the importance of physical activity in older adulthood as it relates to brain health.
Understand the underlying biological mechanisms that support the relationship between cognition and physical activity.
Understand the research evidence to support the relationship between cognition and physical activity for older adults living with dementia.
Define activity types and activity levels that are safe for older adults with cognitive impairment.
Identify safe physical activities for older adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment.
Recognize common barriers to treatment adherence and create strategies to overcome them.
Apply the research evidence and physical activity recommendations to case scenarios.
Occupational therapist clinicians, occupational therapist educators, occupational therapist researchers, students in occupational therapy programs, physiotherapists, family members/caregivers, and other health professionals who wish to learn more about how to maximize brain health through physical activity. Although this workshop will meet the needs of beginner-level attendees, the information presented is appropriate for all clinicians who wish to support adults and older adults with cognitive impairment living in the community using evidence-based and client-centred approaches to care.
Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc.
Beginner (0-2 years of experience in this specific practice area)
Brydne Edwards, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Brydne Edwards is an occupational therapist and educator at VHA (Visiting Homemakers Association) Home Healthcare. Brydne has worked in the community for six years and currently provides evidence-based education for front-line healthcare workers, including personal support workers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Brydne completed her PhD from the University of Toronto's Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and has participated as a teaching assistant, guest lecturer, and lab facilitator in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Brydne currently delivers education and training on how to manage responsive behaviours in the community and is a co-investigator on a research project that explored the effectiveness of a rapid response strategy to safely manage responsive behaviours in the community.
Registration fees: Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by September 2, 2020
CAOT Member and Associates
Plus applicable taxes
Regular registration rates: Registration and payment completed between September 3, 2020 and November 11, 2020
CAOT Member and Associates
Plus applicable taxes
Registration deadline: November 11, 2020
*When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.
Included in your registration fee:
One-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in this topic, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 1 month following the workshop, electronic certificate of attendance
Save the date: Q&A Webinar TBD
Maximum number of registrants: 50
All cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to email@example.com. All cancellation requests received prior to November 11, 2020 will be given a full refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee. All cancellation/refund requests after November 11, 2020 will be given a 50% refund. Substitutions are permitted, subject to a $50.00 administrative fee.
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