Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

New Dementia and Exercise Workshop Launch Date Set

The CCAA’s newest one day workshop was born out of the recently completed, Minds in Motion® in Ontario pilot project. This collaborative effort between the CCAA and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO) was modeled after the highly successful Minds in Motion® program developed in and delivered across British Columbia. The program is for both individuals living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer disease, or other dementias, and their care partners (spouse, child, sibling, friend, etc.). It combines physical activity, therapeutic recreation and the opportunity to engage socially with others living with similar experiences.

The Functional Exercise for Dementia (FE4D) workshop is the exercise education component of the fitness module of the Minds in Motion® in Ontario pilot project. The workshop is designed for fitness leaders involved in exercise programming for ambulatory seniors with cognitive impairment.

Topics covered in the workshop include safety, screening, assessments and evaluation, exercise prescription and design guidelines, sample exercises and strategies for providing more opportunity for physical activity and exercise for individuals with dementia.

The inaugural workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in London, Ontario. Visit the FE4D workshop page to learn more and to register.