Seniors with cognitive impairment or dementia: Exercise your brain with Vecova!

August 25, 2021
[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1492008828909{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]August 25, 2021 (Originally posted: July 29, 2021)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1492008828909{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Seniors with cognitive impairment or dementia: Exercise your brain with Vecova!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color="danger" icon_fontawesome="fas fa-pause-circle"]September 2, 2021: This program has been rescheduled for January 2022. Thank you for your interest![/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1492008828909{margin-top: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Vecova is excited to offer a 12-week recreation program for older adults with memory challenges starting on September 13, 2021! This program is in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.   Tailored to attendees needs and interests, the 3-hour sessions include physical and cognitive exercises for adults ages 65 or older with cognitive impairment or dementia. These sessions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for the duration of the program.   This subsidized program is a part of a research study conducted to examine the effectiveness of a tailored physical and cognitive exercise program for older adults with memory problems.  

What is the goal of this research study?

  To examine the effectiveness of a tailored physical and cognitive exercise program for older adults with memory problems.  

Who is eligible?

  Adults age 65 and older with cognitive impairment or dementia and their family caregivers who can attend bi-weekly sessions for this 12 week program.  

What will I be asked to do?

  You will be asked to fill out questionnaires on your mood and have your physical fitness measured. Your family caregiver will also fill out questionnaires. You will be asked to attend bi-weekly sessions that last about 3 hours and include physical and cognitive exercises tailored to your needs. The bi-weekly participation will last for 12 weeks.  

What are the benefits of participating in this study?

  Participating in this study may improve your overall physical functioning.  

When does this program start and how long will it last?

  This 12-week program begins on September 13, 2021 and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for the duration of the program.  

How much does the program cost?

  The subsidized program cost: $25/session for 12 weeks  

How do I get involved?

  Contact:
Melissa Olin, Vecova 403-284-1121 molin@vecova.ca Gwen McGhan, University of Calgary 587-892-2801 gwen.mcghan@ucalgary.ca
 
  Research Ethics Board 18-0098 The University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board has approved this research study.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height="30"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="4438" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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