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Conference & Trade show

ICAA Conference and Trade Show
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center,
Orlando, Florida

Preconference day

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Registration 6:30AM—6:00PM

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Times vary for each preconference workshop

Each preconference workshop costs only $89 per person. Register early!

Group exercise for people with Parkinson's using the Delay the Disease program

Jackie Russell & David Zid
Add to your agenda: October 11, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Delve into evidenced-based updates about the effects of exercise on the symptomatic management of Parkinson's disease (PD). Research shows that exercise may enhance the process of neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new nerve connections) and may positively impact progression of PD symptoms. In this workshop, you'll review the etiology (cause) and clinical presentation of PD. Following interactive symptom-specific exercises, you'll be able to integrate evidenced-based components of exercise protocols for people with PD into a group fitness program. This session will also include a review of appropriate assessment tools and outcome measures to evaluate people living with PD. Learn methods for class structure, intake protocols, risk stratification and class organization as well.

You'll be able to:

  • Understand basic etiology and clinical presentation for PD.
  • Describe how exercise may enhance the process of neuroplasticity and impact symptoms.
  • Give examples of evidence-based interventions and safe exercise prescription for adults with PD based on their impairments and stage of disease.
  • Discuss the importance of motivation, enthusiasm, optimism and methods of teaching.
  • Integrate knowledge and teaching techniques to create and lead a community-based group exercise program for people with PD based on the Delay the Disease fitness agenda.

Faculty: Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR, Cofounder and Program Development Coordinator, and David Zid, BA, ACE, APG, Cofounder and Director Movement Disorders/MSK Wellness, OhioHealth Delay the Disease™.

CEUs awarded

Cost: $89 per person. Register now

Brain health: The ROI of cognitive wellness in active aging

Cynthia Green, Stacey Judge, Theresa Perry, Carol Cummings, Peggy Bargmann, Andrew Tubman
Add to your agenda: October 11, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Current concepts in cognitive health
Review of the current brain-health science and popular methodologies of brain-training delivery in active aging, including neurotechnical approaches, cognitive stimulation and group-based training modalities.

Faculty: Cynthia Green, PhD, CEO, Total Brain Health.

10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Brain health and your wellness initiative: Perfect together?
A review of the value of brain-health programming to the promotion and delivery of wellness initiatives in active-aging settings.

Faculty: Cynthia Green, PhD, CEO, Total Brain Health.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The corporate perspective: Cognitive programs for wellness initiatives
Brain health ties to many aspects of wellness, and offers an opportunity to highlight the additional cognitive value of many existing wellness programs and services. Corporate directors of wellness across varying size companies will present their perspectives on the ROI that cognitive programs have brought to their company's wellness initiatives. Topics covered will include such things as engagement, implementation, integration and outcomes.

Faculty: Stacey Judge, BS, CG, Director of Wellness, Springpoint; Theresa Perry, MBA, BS, Corporate Director of Wellness Services, Acts Retirement-Life Communities; and Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Senior Director, Optimum Life Engagement, Brookdale.

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Roundtable working session: Where's your brain health?
Discovering opportunities for brain health in your wellness initiatives Small breakout groups will discuss and do working exercises with the presenters to help attendees apply learned concepts regarding the value of brain-health programming to their existing or future wellness initiatives.

Faculty: All presenters.

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Panel: Brain wellness across the cognitive continuum: Cognitive programs for memory care
Brain-wellness initiatives should include opportunities for residents/clients with cognitive challenge to engage in interventions demonstrated by the evidence to promote better quality of life and wellness in those populations. This panel will present different methodologies for offering cognitive engagement in memory care settings.

Faculty:Peggy Bargmann, RN, BSN, Director, Brain Fitness Clubs; Andrew Tubman, BS, MT-BC, Chief Clinical Officer, SingFit; and Cynthia Green, PhD, CEO, Total Brain Health (Moderator).

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Questions & answers

Faculty: Cynthia Green, PhD, CEO, Total Brain Health (moderator); all presenters.

CEUs awarded

Cost: $89 per person. Register now

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