Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Included:
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs

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Help Fend Off Cognitive Decline in Active Agers

Working with the active aging community gives you the chance to help people maintain their health—and their independence. Cognitive decline is one of the largest factors in the loss of independence, and it’s an issue that is growing worldwide. According to World Health Organization, around 50 million people have dementia, and that number is projected to reach 82 million in 2030. Exercise, however, may be the key to keeping people healthy both physically and mentally. Research now indicates that cognitive decline can improve with specialized exercises that combine physical and cognitive elements.

In this video training, Dianne McCaughey Ph.D.—a gerontology expert, international speaker and author—will teach you the science of exercise for the active ager. With a focus on building neuroplasticity, you will learn how to design exercises and activities that stimulate the brain and the body simultaneously. The course offers practical, evidence-based information and tools to help stimulate cognitive function in your aging clients so they can thrive in their golden years.

You will learn:

  • The levels of cognitive and emotional function
  • The risk factors for cognitive decline and implement strategies to manage and prevent them
  • To apply simple, social and fun activities to stimulate various aspects of cognitive function

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637

Reviews

This course was very informative and also provided great ideas for physical activities when working with the older adults.

This course was very informative and the demonstration portion, working with the client was incredibly helpful.

The instructor gave a lot of good information about how the brain works, the stats on people with cognitive decline, and how the number is expected to increase in the future. She also offered samples of exercises that can be used to help prevent cognitive decline, how to keep clients interested, challenged, all while still having fun.