The Alzheimer Society of BC continues to provide Central Kootenay residents affected by dementia with resources through its regular webinar series. One upcoming event includes “Physical activity for your brain and mobility health,” exploring the relationship between exercises and brain health.

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose will discuss her research, which focuses on understanding the role of exercise in promoting cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults.

As the BC population is aging, it is essential to promote active aging, which helps maintain overall health and quality of life. People who exercise regularly are less likely to develop heart disease, stroke and diabetes – all risks associated with dementia.

Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain, nourishing the cells with nutrients and oxygen. Regular exercise also helps reduce stress and improve your mood.

Dr. 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 as well as the Vancouver General Hospital’s Falls Prevention Clinic.

The free online session takes place on Wednesday, June 15 at 2 pm. Residents of Castlegar, Creston, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo and the Slocan Valley can register at alzbc.org/physical-activity-brain-mobility. 

Upcoming webinar sessions also include:

  • Long-distance caregiving (Wednesday, June 22 at 2 pm): Practical tips on providing meaningful caregiving support from a distance. 
  • Commonly asked questions about dementia (Wednesday, June 29 at 2 pm): Join us for a panel discussion where we respond to some of your most commonly-asked questions.

To learn about other upcoming webinar topics, please visit alzbc.org/webinars

Alzheimer Society of BC