Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Physical Activity and Alzheimer's Disease Webinar - January 8, 2014

Hello OSPAPPH members,

Below is information from ParticipACTION regarding their upcoming free webinar:

ParticipACTION Webinar:

The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

ParticipACTION is hosting its winter webinar on

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST.

Overview of the Webinar

Accumulating animal and human research now suggests that regular physical activity (PA) is beneficial for the prevention and management of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

In January, 2013, the Ontario Brain Institute commissioned a study on physical activity and Alzheimer’s Disease.  OBI President and Scientific Director, Dr. Donald Stuss will present the results from the report and discuss the implications for individuals, families and Canadian health care. Dr. Laura Middleton, a cognitive scientist and kinesiologist from the University of Waterloo will talk about the relationship between physical activity and cognition in the context of Alzheimer's Disease.   Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis will introduce the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease Consensus Statement and Toolkit (to be released in January 2014) and David Harvey from the Alzheimer’s Society will discuss the roll out of the Minds in Motion Program, which is a fitness and social program aimed at people afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease and experiencing memory loss. 

If you would like to join this free webinar, please visit the following link to register You will receive information about how to join us using Go To Webinar.  We welcome you to contact us if you have any questions about the webinar.
Your OSPAPPH Executive