Alzheimer’s Disease and Exercise
Presented By: Rebecca Fleeman, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences
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Alzheimer’s and Exercise
Over 500,000 Canadians are living with dementia today. There are 76,000 new cases of diagnosed dementia every year. The good news is research is getting us closer every day to finding the cause and cures for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as new and effective approaches to improving care and quality of life for those living with dementia.
Key point: Studies show that people who are physically active are less likely to experience a decline in their mental function and have a lowered risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Physical activity is one of the known modifiable risk factors for dementia.
Join us for this intriguing webinar on Alzheimer’s and Exercise and learn:
- What is Alzheimer’s – Symptoms, diagnosis, pathology, treatments
- Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s – Genetics, aging, environmental/lifestyle impact
- The impact exercise has on Alzheimer’s – Review current knowledge/research on Alzheimer’s prevention/treatment with exercise
- Take away messages – How can you apply the information you learned today to your role in the fitness industry
- And more…
Don’t miss this fascinating webinar.
About Rebecca Fleeman
Rebecca Fleeman is a 4th year PhD candidate at Penn State College of Medicine studying the effects of genetics and lifestyle risk factors in disease prevention and progression. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physiology and kinesiology and her previous research background is in clinical nutrition. She is also a well-sought-after presenter and a pleasure to listen to.