Gait Retraining and Dementia, by James McLoughlin

On Day 21 of Dementia Awareness Month 2020, which is also referred to as World Alzheimer’s Day, I wanted to change the pace here, with something positive. There is a real flurry of activity going on all around the world today, with events, webinars and conferences, many campagins in progress, and reports or survey findings being released.

With so much noise it is easy to get distracted, or to want to ‘switch off’ altogether. Hence I am posting the recording of a webinar in July hosted by Dementia Alliance International (DAI), presented by Associate Professor James McLoughlin. James is an Associate Professor at Flinders University, Bedford Park, Adelaide. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio), a MSc (Clinical Neuroscience), and a PhD, and is an experienced neurological physiotherapist and Director of Advanced Neuro Rehab in South Australia, a neurological and vestibular rehabilitation clinic.

James is passionate in promoting best practice for people with neurological & vestibular conditions. He has previously presented to us on Rehabilitation and Dementia. The Webinar: People with all forms of dementia can experience changes to their walking and balance. There are many factors that can contribute to these issues that can be targeted within an individualised rehabilitation program. James will discuss some of the proactive ways neurological physiotherapy can help with treatment, training and support.

I’m also highlighting an important announcement from DAI today:

GRAEME ATKINS WINS THE RICHARD TAYLOR ADVOCATES AWARD IN 2020.

Since you’re here…

… I’m asking readers like you to support DAI members, by donating to the organizaton. You can also read more of Graeme’s story here.

With more than 50 million people living with dementia, and the Coronavisus pandemic causing everyone to operate in a virtual world,  our work has never been more important.

Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to our work of supporting people diagnosed with any type of dementia to live more positively, and with a greater sense of hope.  Thank  you.

Help more people like Graeme today, by  supporting DAI.

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