SHARE-BCN seminar Exercise for Brain and Cognitive Health

The SHARE-BCN Seminar about Exercise for Brain and Cognitive Health will focus on the major findings to date in the area of exercise neuroscience. Participants will gain an appreciation of the important role of physical activity in promoting brain and cognitive health in older adults.

The research group of Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose focuses on defining the role of exercise to promote healthy aging and prevent cognitive and functional decline among seniors. One of their goals is to determine the clinical and social impact of falls prevention strategies and to determine key clinical outcomes that are predictive of health care resource utilization and changes in health related quality of life. Another research focus are the types of experiences that bolster cognitive function across the lifespan and to identify what the cognitive and environmental factors are that lead individuals to make choices in the world that promote positive health. From a mechanistic point of view there is a focus on investigating the effect of targeted exercise training on cognitive function of older adults diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, as well as finding the association of the total volume of white matter lesions obtained from MRI modality with their cognition.

Teresa Liu-Ambrose
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience
University of British Columbia, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Department of Physical Therapy

Registration is not required.

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