We have planned a series of webinars on Fridays at 1pm and 5pm (EST) to the end of 2021 and I hope that you register for one or more.
All the webinars will be going out live and will be available as an MP4 in our ONLINE STORE no more than 2 days afterwards.
Please see below for dates, topic and speakers and CLICK HERE for costs, synopsis' as well as speakers bios. You can also register via this link.
Technology to suport remembering and goal management: Can an ApplTree inprove me PM?
This 60 minute webinar is brought to you by Prof Jon Evans
Synopsis of session: The ability to remember to do things is compromised in many neurological and psychological conditions. People with brain injury, dementia, depression or psychosis have difficulties with prospective memory (PM) that makes it more difficult to function effectively in everyday life. Over the last two decades we have demonstrated (in single case experimental design studies, a randomised controlled trial, and meta-analysis) that technological solutions can support PM and improve everyday functioning. But uptake of reminding technology remains low amongst those who need it most. I will discuss our work on identifying barriers to use of ‘off the shelf’ reminding technology and current work on developing and evaluating, in conjunction with people with brain injury, a new reminding app – ApplTree. Our work with voice assistants, which offer an alternative means of supporting learning of new tasks and remembering to do things, will also be described. Digital health interventions have great promise for supporting everyday functioning, but new technologies need to take proper account of the needs of people with cognitive impairment, ideally be co-designed with the people who will use them and be demonstrated to be both usable and useful.
Learning objectives: At the end of the webinar participants will:
Helping others: Finding meaning in projects for people with brain injury
This 60 minute webinar is brought to you by Dr Nicholas Behn
The effect of sleep-wake disturbance in relation to cognition and brain degeneration
This 60 minute webinar is brought to you by Prof Sharon NaismithSynopsis of session:
Sleep is critical to alertness, mood and cognition. Basic science data shows that sleep facilitates synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis and the promotion of neurotrophins. In addition, recent discoveries show that during sleep, the brain clears away neurotoxins and metabolic waste via the ‘glymphatic’ system. Coupled with epidemiological data, this adds to converging evidence supporting a bidirectional link between sleep and dementia.
This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the existing evidence linking sleep-wake disturbances with dementia. It will present evidence linking various forms of sleep-wake dysfunction with cognitive and imaging markers of neurodegeneration within healthy individuals and those with mild cognitive impairment and the mechanisms by which sleep is likely to be important. The links between sleep and overnight memory consolidation will then be discussed as well as possible changes in this process with ageing and neurodegeneration.
The final part of the webinar will provide an overview of current treatment options for sleep disturbance in older people. Future directions for the field will be discussed, particularly with respect to understanding pathophysiological mechanisms, interventions and larger-scale screening of sleep-wake disorders.
Better together: Enhancing family-centred care during rehabilitation for children with acquired brain injury
This 60 minute webinar is brought to you by Dr Sarah Knight
Synopsis of session: The philosophy of family-centred care has been embraced by paediatric rehabilitation services around the world. At its essence family-centred care incorporates collaborative family-provider partnerships, effective communication, responsiveness to family priorities and choices, and interprofessional teamwork. Ongoing challenges in delivering family-centred care for children with acquired brain injury (ABI) are reported by paediatric rehabilitation services both nationally and internationally. This webinar will provide an overview of (a) contemporary models of family-centred care; (b) the evidence supporting a family-centred approach for children with ABI; and (c) the factors influencing implementation of family-centred care from child, family and service provider perspectives. A knowledge translation framework aimed at enhancing family-centred care in paediatric ABI rehabilitation will be introduced and key learnings from a series of projects involving the co-design of interventions targeting different aspects of family-centred care will be shared.
Help Disrupt the Isolation Industry
This 90 minute FREE webinar will be brought to you by Caleb Rixon and the GenYus Group
This webinar is free. Click Here to Register
Recognising and managing mild TBIs in the community
This 60 minute webinar is brought to you by Dr Alice Theadom
Learning objectives: TBC
An occupation-based approach to facilitating self-awareness after TBI
This 60 minute webinar is brought to you by Prof Jennifer Fleming
Treating social cognitive deficits after brain injury
This 60 minute webinar is brought to you by Dr Anneli Cassel
Learning objectives: By the end of the session, attendees will: