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Dementia and Effects of Exercise


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   6
Registration Fee:   $54

CEU Course Objectives
Explain what positive instructor traits participants emphasized as creating a sense of trust and safety.
Investigate which form of exercise was found to be beneficial for higher levels of function like ADL.
Examine how often and for how long exercise is needed in order to be effective in improving various aspects of physical function in those with dementia.
Identify the most important physical performance variable associated with good quality of life for nursing home residents with dementia.
Describe the Continuity Theory of Aging.

Confirmation Notes
How to Take This Course:
1 View Course Worksheet - View the course worksheet or print it out to review later
2 Read the Course Material - As you read through, mark your answers on the course worksheet to be prepared for the exam
3 Take Exam - You must a achieve a score of 70% or higher in order to earn credit for the course.
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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the state in which you're licensed. See Below.
Nevada Physical Therapy Board: 1.00 Hours
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners : 2.50 Hours
Tennessee Physical Therapy Association: 2.50 Hours
All Other Organizations: 6.00 Hours

CEU Course Syllabus
Strength, Balance, and Endurance Training
1.5 Contact Hours Effects of a High Intensity Exercise Program 1.5 Contact Hours
Views and experiences of a High Intensity Exercise Program 1.5 Contact Hou
Effects on Self-Efficacy 1.5 Contact Hours
Total = 6 Contact Hours
Instructional level: Intermediate Please note: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.

Dementia is an increasingly important public health concern, and apart from deficits in cognition and behavior, deficits in balance, gait, and movement coordination are also found in people with dementia and cognitive impairment. The goal of this CEU course is to summarize the evidence on the effects of exercise on physical functioning and quality of life in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. This course will begin with a systematic overview of research studies regarding the effects of exercise on improving balance, strength, mobility, and endurance in individuals with dementia, and it will take a closer look into some of the different training protocols that are found in the research. Then we will delve into a specific 12 week high-intensity exercise program and view the effects on balance and levels of agitation in residents with dementia in a skilled care facility. We will then take a closer look at the experiences and views that participants with dementia had after a high-intensity functional exercise program, as well as the level of safety, adherence, and competency among participants. Finally, we will view the outcomes of a self-efficacy report on individuals who were a part of a high-intensity exercise program, and delve into the factors that affected the level of participation in a high level activity program.
You don't need to pay for an exam until AFTER you pass it.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM