Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with Exercise


About the Course
As the global population ages, the prevalence of dementia is rising dramatically. The most common form of this condition is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The search to understand this disease encompasses multiple areas of study in biology, social status, genetics, lifestyle, and other factors. Even a cursory investigation reveals that these factors are overlapping and interacting. This short course will investigate the effect AD has on functional and occupational participation. It will also examine the role of exercise in preventing and possibly treating Alzheimer’s disease, acknowledging both the isolated effects of exercise and its function in the complex interplay of contributing components. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the major functions of the frontal lobe, hippocampus, cortex, and amygdala. 
  • List the major limitations in functional and occupational performance in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Distinguish the evidence based effects of exercise on mild cognitive decline along with early onset versus advanced decline. 
  • List common risk factors and comorbidities of Alzheimer’s disease. 

About the Author/Presenter
Jim Menz MS, CES began his teaching career in 2001 in Delaware. He created curriculum for personal training and massage courses at vocational schools before earning his master’s degree and teaching at the college level. Jim has traveled the country presenting continuing education for allied health professionals and is the author of “Heart Great Training:  The Personal Trainer’s Guide to the Cardiovascular System.” Jim serves as the chair of Health Sciences at Missouri Valley College. In his spare time, Jim is an amateur drummer, aspiring to someday achieve fame and incalculable wealth. 

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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