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Dementia and Rehabilitation - The Home Care Edition

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Dementia and Rehabilitation - The Home Care Edition

Dementia and Rehabilitation - The Home Care Edition

This course includes
1:03:17 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2021


This is the second installment of the series 'Dementia and Rehabilitation'. You can take each course individually, or choose to do them all!

This online course will focus on assessment, exercise prescription, and engagement strategies for people living with dementia in the community. It will review the current recommendations from the literature and provides practical suggestions for their implementation.

This online course is geared towards professionals providing home visits but anyone interested in improving their knowledge of rehabilitation for dementia populations is welcome.  


This course 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 course 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 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.
Course Material included in this course
  • Welcome and Resources
  • Welcome
  • Slides
  • Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Home Care Edition
  • Introduction
  • Outcome Measures
  • Let's Get Physical
  • Referrals and Clinical Pearls
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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