Start Date: 11/6/2020 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 11/6/2020 4:00 PM EST
Venue Name: Virtual
All members are welcome to attend the Board of Director's meeting, but since this is a virtual event, we kindly ask that you register first in order to get the connection infomaiton emailed to you. Also, be sure to join us for APTA Virginia 's Fall Summit!
Rehabilitation for Individuals with Dementia: Facilitating Success!
by Dr. Julie D. Ries, PT, PhD
Four (4) type 1 contact hours
Historically, individuals with dementia were excluded from exercise and rehabilitation efforts with the assumption that they would not be able to participate. We know so much more now about working with these individuals! Given the aging baby boomers (the “Silver Tsunami”) and the incidence and prevalence of dementia in those over age 65, physical therapists in almost all practice settings must be prepared to face the challenges of working with individuals with dementia. If we simply approach these patients as we do their cognitively intact peers, we are not likely to be successful. We must integrate and exploit what we know about the pathophysiology and motor, sensory, and behavioral implications of dementia. With an understanding of the physiological neuroprotective impact of exercise, the intricacies of motor learning in those with dementia, and developing therapeutic relationships within this special population, therapists will be better equipped to achieve optimal outcomes. This course is designed to bring salient, practical and evidence-based information to the practicing clinician to enhance the efficacy of physical therapy interventions for individuals with dementia. The vast majority of individuals with dementia can benefit from activity-based exercise programs and rehabilitation if we design and carry out the interventions appropriately. This course provides the necessary content, strategies and clinical reasoning practice to allow rehab clinicians to do just that.
Read More About Dr. Ries Course!
|Pricing for Spring Education
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Cancellation fee is 1/2 the early bird rate for your pricing tier. Swapping registrants is $20 fee.
(register individually/separately for each session you'd like to attend)
Friday, Nov. 6
1:00-4:00 pm Board Meeting via Zoom
7:00-9:30 pm PAC Fundraiser via Zoom
Saturday, Nov. 7
8:00 am – 12:15 pm Neuro Course via Zoom
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 2 or 3 live poster presentations via Facebook Live (details to come - stay tuned!)
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Annual Members’ Meeting via Zoom
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Student Meeting via Zoom