Thinking on their feet: Falls prevention in people with dementia (November 19, 2019)

Thinking on their feet: Falls prevention in people with dementia (November 19, 2019)


Thinking on their feet : Falls prevention in people with dementia

Presented by 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)
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Client age groups
Seniors (65+ years old)

This purchase is for individual access to the On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar that took place on November 19, 2019. Access to the recording, the handout and a certificate is provided by email immediately following purchase. No cancellations/refunds will be provided once the purchase is completed. Please visit the Webinars FAQ for technical requirements and additional information.

This access will expire on February 28, 2023.

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Individual Credits
Susan Hunter

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