Aging, Health and Well-being

Samira MeharabiSamira is a PhD candidate and research/teaching assistant at the University of Waterloo. She is a personable and responsible Physiotherapist/Exercise Therapist with extensive knowledge and professional experience of rehabilitation methods, exercise prescription, and health promotion strategies. In her research, she explores the impacts of exercise/exergames on physical and mental well-being of older adults. In particular, she designs and evaluates Virtual Reality (VR) exergames that are customized to the unique needs and abilities of people with dementia to encourage physical activity participation and improve quality of life in dementia. In Spring 2020, Samira received the "Exceptional Doctoral Student Scholarship" award from the department of Kinesiology.

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