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How to prescribe interventions for a healthy body and mind after a diagnosis of dementia

Session outline

There is well established evidence that people with dementia can benefit from rehabilitation. Rehabilitation interventions can delay functional decline and maximise wellbeing and quality of life. Yet, these interventions are not routinely offered in practice. This workshop demonstrates what can be done and provides tools and resources in how to provide rehabilitation interventions. The workshop will demonstrate:

  1. How to set goals and promote good mental health after a diagnosis
  2. Working with carers to build skills to overcome daily care challenges
  3. Physical activity programs that maintain strength and mobility
  4. Functional cognition and cognitive rehabilitation

Learning outcomes

  1. How to set goals and promote good mental health after a diagnosis of dementia
  2. Tools and resources for working with carers to overcome daily care challenges.
  3. An understanding of the evidence for different types of exercise known to be beneficial for people with dementia.
  4. Knowledge of tools available to assess functional cognition.
  5. Effective methods and tools to support cognitive rehabilitation. 

Target audience

  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff
  • General public