Exercise Prescription for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Intervention

$150.00

By: Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
ISBN# 978-1-935746-54-6

Course Description:
At this time, there is no cure for fatal Alzheimer’s disease and prevention is key to avoiding this 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Fitness has been found through research to be instrumental in prevention. As the world population continues to grow and live longer, the issues of accompanying cognitive decline, dementia, and fatal Alzheimer’s disease are becoming more prevalent, significantly impacting quality of life, health care systems, and the economy of many countries. This course reviews statistics, definitions, risk factors, and stages of disease progression. The primary focus of this course is evidence-based preventive physical exercise for prevention and intervention. Exercise guidelines and considerations are provided and sample programs are included.

Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Prerequisites: Recommended: Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease

Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.

Approved for:
6.0 AAAI-ISMA
pend Action Personal Trainer Certification
Note 1 Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
6.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Pend American Council on Exercise (ACE)
6.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
pend American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
6.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
0.5 Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
0.6 Internat Assoc for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
6.0 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
Note 1 National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
pend National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
pend National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)
3.0 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
pend National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
Pend National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
6.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
6.0 Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
6.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
6.0 YMCA

Note 1. This course is approved for Continuing Education credit by ACE, AFAA, NASM, and NSCA as part of the Specialist Certificate Program. To receive CE credit from these organizations, you must complete the entire Specialist Certificate Program.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course you will be able to:
  1. Discuss cognitive decline, statistics for dementia and Alzheimer’s, and identify 4 definitions related to cognitive decline.
  2. Describe 8 risk factors that may lead to cognitive decline.
  3. Identify the 7 stage Alzheimer’s Disease Progression Model.
  4. Discuss the evidence-based research related to exercise and cognitive decline.
  5. Explain exercise prescription for brain health.
  6. Identify 3 levels of exercise intervention and describe exercise guidelines for prevention and intervention of cognitive decline.
  7. Discuss 5 exercise guidelines for prevention and intervention for cognitive decline.
  8. Describe safe exercise prescription practice for clients with concurrent chronic diseases.
  9. Discuss 3 exercise considerations when working with clients with cognitive decline.
  10. Explain how to safely and effectively implement exercises and exercise programs for clients with cognitive decline based on the 5 sample programs provided in this course.
System Requirements to View This Course
This course is tablet enabled and can be viewed on an iPad or Android tablet as well as a PC or MAC Computer
Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program.  The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.