Watch our recent webinar, the fist of four focused on rehabilitaiton for people with dementia, Living Life to the full, by Associate Professor Michele Callisaya and Dr Morag Taylor.
Associate Professor Michele Callisaya and Dr Morag Taylor recently presented to our members and audience a webinar titled, “Rehabilitation to maintain physical function”. Along with thinking and memory, physical function is often compromised in people with dementia. Physical functions include balance, strength and the ability to walk well. Good physical function is important for maintaining everyday activities, whereas poor physical function increases the risk of falls. This presentation outlined the common physical disabilities found in people living with dementia, how thinking and memory influence the ability to walk safely, as well as evidence for treatments to maintain or improve physical function and prevent falls.