Event Date: Jun 15, 2021
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.