November 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things we can do for our health.

For people living with dementia, research shows that regular physical activity can help improve cognitive, physical, and social well-being. These benefits may also extend to care partners.

In this webinar, Vanessa Barnes, Project Manager, Minds in Motion, and Dr. Laura Middleton, Researcher, DREAM and Minds in Motion will:

  • talk about the benefits of physical activity for people living with dementia;
  • discuss their exercise-related projects;
  • share best practices for making physical activity and exercise dementia-friendly.

People living with dementia and care partners will share their experiences participating in physical activity and the impact it has had on their lives. The Minds in Motion team will also lead a short exercise demonstration, as a preview of the program.

This webinar is open to everyone and is particularly relevant for people living with dementia, care partners, service providers in the wellness industry, and researchers interested in dementia-friendly exercise.

Webinar Details

TitleExercise and Dementia: a discussion of lessons learned and best practices
DateMonday, November 7, 2022
Time1-2 p.m. EST
LanguagesEnglish and French
simultaneous interpretation will be available

Thank you to our partners for their support


Production of this project has been made possible through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.


The Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) is a knowledge hub that facilitates collaboration between community-based projects across Canada and amplifies their successes.

Led by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), CDLRN and the community-based projects are funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. These projects focus on the development of innovative tools, resources and approaches that enhance the wellbeing of people living with dementia and care partners by increasing awareness, support, knowledge and understanding of dementia. These innovations are shared broadly to support dementia policy and practice across Canada.

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