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Alzheimer's Disease and Exercise 

Course #: 03-1132

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease suffer from a cognitive and physical decline. It is important to include an exercise program to assist with delaying these declines and restoring functional ability, mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, and safety. This course will provide information about how exercise can be beneficial for those patients suffering from cognitive and physical impairments, and provide suggestions to improve the physical health and quality of life for these patients while incorporating the exercise program into the patients’ regime.

CE Course Objectives

  1. Describe the effects that exercise can have on the mental and physical body of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Expand upon screening tools commonly used to assess the level of involvement in Alzheimer's patients.
  3. Review types of exercise programs that should be considered in order to provide simple, repetitive, and safe exercises given problem-solving skills are compromised.

CE Course Syllabus

 Introduction-->Section 2: Screening Tools for Physical Therapists

 0.75 Contact Hours  

 Section 3: How Physical Activity Affects Alzheimer’s-->Section 4: Types of Exercise to Incorporate   0.75 Contact Hours 

Summary-->Conclusion     

 0.50 Contact Hours 

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level: Basic

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