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.
The “Mobility & Transportation” Challenge Area focuses on convenient and appropriate mobility options to meet the needs of older adults both within and outside their homes and communities, in order to enable continued health, social participation, and quality of life.
Webinar: Teeter, wobble, lurch: the effect of psychotropic medications on falls risk in older adults
Objectives of this webinar include describing the falls-promoting physiological effects of psychotropic medications, identifying ways of mitigating falls risk with psychotropic medications in older adults, and reviewing safer psychotropic prescribing practices from the perspective of falls prevention.
This webinar will define key concepts (mobility, balance & falls), review the latest evidence-based recommendation for fall prevention and describe how dance may improve mobility and reduce fall risk in older adults.
Webinar – Do fall prevention community exercise programs for older adults in Canada meet evidence-based recommendations?
Do fall prevention community exercise programs for older adults in Canada meet evidence-based recommendations? Results from a national descriptive self-report study, discussed in the context of the novel coronavirus.