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Dementia and Rehabilitation - The Long-Term Care Edition

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Dementia and Rehabilitation - The Long-Term Care Edition

Dementia and Rehabilitation - The Long-Term Care Edition

This course includes
1:15:03 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2021


This is the final 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 residents of Long-Term Care (LTC) living with dementia. It will review 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 course contains coarse language and frank discussion about the highs and lows of working in Long Term Care Facilities.


This online course 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 online course does not include:

  1. Discussion of funding for rehabilitation in LTC
  2. Testimonials from residents
  3. Mindfulness activities
  4. Cat videos
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
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Rehab and Dementia LTC Slides
  • Dementia and Rehabilitation: The Long-Term Care Edition
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Balance Exercise Recommendations
  • In Practice
  • Outcome Measures for Dementia Populations
  • Questions Pt1
  • Questions Pt2
  • Feedback
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