Dementia is a degenerative disease that results in a loss of brain function, including significant limitations in memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Light to moderate exercise may benefit dementia patients by improving both symptoms and quality of life. The purpose of this course is to evaluate the evidence found in the literature on the advantages and applications of home-based exercise programs for patients with dementia. Several exercise modalities will be discussed as well as the effects of those programs on patients endurance, balance, ADLs, cognitive function, and mood.
|Contact Hours: 1||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Nervous System Divisions
- Major Divisions- Brain
- Brain Stem
- Overview of Dementia
- Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Medical Literature Ratings
- Grades (APTA)
- Search Strategy Utilized
- Critical Appraisal of Literature Findings
- Practical Applications of Findings
- Clinical Bottom Line
Course Goals & Objectives:
To review the current evidence based literature to determine if the introduction of home-based exercise programs improves cognitive function and stabilizes mood swings in patients with dementia.
- Identify Homeostasis and the role of the nervous system.
- Recognize the branches of the human nervous system.
- Name the three divisions of the human brain.
- Recognize the primary causes of dementia
- Identify the effects and manifestations of progressing dementia.
- Recognize the impact of home based exercise programs on cognitive function and the effect on mood swings in patients with dementia.
- Identify the merits of employing video games in encouraging exercise among dementia patients.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainers, and Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Financial – James Menz is the owner of JGM Consultants, LLC and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service