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Physiotherapy Collaborative Workshop

Addressing the Impact of Cognitive Frailty and Dementia on the Rehabilitation of Older Adults

IPA is excited to partner with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and the International Physical Therapists for Older Adults (IPTOP) for this new one-day workshop. Geared towards physiotherapists and other allied health professionals working with older adults, the programs will focus on a critical and increasingly important aspect of frailty that significantly impacts the rehabilitation potential of older adults—age-associated mental/cognitive disorders and dementia.

  • Date: 1 November 2018 at 8 am – 4:15 pm (7 Contact Hours)
  • Venue and Geographic Location: Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress, Montreal, Quebec
  • Program Host: International Physical Therapists for Older Adults (IPTOP)
  • Program collaborators: International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) / Seniors’ Health Division
  • Intended audience: Physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals working with older adults
  • Full program and details can be found on the Pre Congress website and early registration is now open


Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize cognitive and pathophysiologic changes of aging which impact management of frailty in older adults
  2. Understand the impact of cognitive and behavioural changes on physiotherapy in older adults
  3. Demonstrate adapted rehabilitation approaches in the setting of cognitive and behavioral changes in older adults
  4. Develop multi-modal strategies for management of cognitive frailty and its consequences in older adults

IPA Presenters

David Conn MB, BCh, BAO, FRCPC
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
"The Impact of Dementia on Rehabilitation"
Kiran Rabheru MD, CCFP, FRCP, DABPN
University of Ottawa
"Neuropsychiatric Contributors to Frailty & Rehabilitation Potential"


IPTOP/ CPA Presenters

Hans Hobbelen, PT, PhD
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands
"Overview of frailty and varying viewpoints in the literature"

Susan Hunter, PT, PhD
University of Western Ontario
"Balance and gait and their interaction with cognitive decline"


VCambridge University Press