Event Date: Feb 07, 2019
Participants will learn about The Brain Health and Wellness Project
, an innovative national project at the frontlines of care to promote brain health and reduce dementia risk. The health behavior change tools used in the project were developed by Fountain of Health Initiatio
n, a national non-profit to promote health and wellness.
Following a review of project evidence and rationale, participants will also receive some “how to” training in a 3 step process to activate health behaviours in frontline care. All participants are invited to get involved in the project-- simply try the tools out in practice with 5 clients in the coming months, and receive follow up and support to help your clients succeed in setting and meeting key health goals.
- Learn about the Fountain of Health’s The Brain Health & Wellness Project:
- Evidence & rationale
- Fountain of HealthTM paper tools & The Wellness App
- 3 key steps for effective health behaviour change
- Materials & support provided by the project team
- Opportunity to get involved
By the end of the session, participants will also be able to answer: True or False?
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
- Light physical activity for only 15 mins a day can increase life expectancy by 3 years
- People who take one flight of stairs a day have brains 0.58 yrs younger than those who do not
- Loneliness has as a negative health impact as smoking does
- Being socially active improves health and well-being and reduces dementia risk;
- Secure relationships single most predictive variable in well-being in late life
- Challenging your brain with new learning can reduce dementia risk by up to 35%
Keri-Leigh Cassidy, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy is a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Academic Director of a Geriatric Psychiatry Program. She is the founder of a national brain health promotion non-profit, the “Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging” (www.fountainofhealth.ca
). She is the co- investigator on The Brain Health and Wellness Project to activate self-care in the frontlines of care. She is a national leader in late life psychotherapy, the author of a manualized Enhanced CBT Group Therapy program, and lecturer on Late Life Psychotherapies for the CAGP National Review Courses and Updates. Dr. Cassidy was the 2016 recipient of the CAGP’s Outstanding Contributions in Geriatric Psychiatry Award.