Exercise for Healthy Aging

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Exercise for Healthy Aging

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As the world’s aging population rapidly increases, strategies to promote healthy aging at a population level becomes a necessary health care priority. Of particular revelance, the maintenance of mobility and cognitive function are of utmost importance as they are vital to healthy aging, functional independence, and quality of life. Physical exercise is an inexpensive treatment that could have substantial preventative and restorative properties for cognitive function and mobility.

In this presentation, we will review the current evidence regarding the role of physical exercise in promoting cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults..


Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, Professor

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, Professor, is a physical therapist and a Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, Department of Physical Therapy. She directs the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Health Laboratory (http://cogmob.rehab.med.ubc.ca) as well as the Vancouver General Hospital’s Falls Prevention Clinic (www.fallsclinic.ca).

Dr. Liu-Ambrose’s research focuses on understanding the role of exercise in promoting cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research expertise are in randomized controlled trials, exercise prescription for older adults, cognitive neuroscience, and mobility in aging. Her research findings have been implemented into clinical practice, community programs, and influenced international practice guidelines to promote healthy aging.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).

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The brainXchange is a network of people dedicated to improving quality of life and supports for persons with or at risk of having brain-health needs related to dementia, mental health and neurological conditions related to aging or have experienced brain health changes earlier in life that are now more complex with aging.


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