Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease

$125.00

By: Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

ISBN# 978-1-935746-53-9

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 provides important information to help you understand cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s relevant to anyone working as a health-fitness professional. It focuses on causes, risk factors, diagnosis, care partners, The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention™, and preventive mental exercise.

Education Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None

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

Approved for:

5.0 AAAI-ISMA
pend Action Personal Trainer Certification
Note 1 Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
5.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Pend American Council on Exercise (ACE)
5.0 American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
pend American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
5.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
0.5 Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
0.5 Internat Assoc for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
5.0 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)
2.5 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
pend National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
Pend National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
5.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
5.0 Sara’s City Workout (SCW)
5.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
5.0 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.
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Course Objectives:
After completing this course you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the statistics for Alzheimer’s disease, and the social, economic, and care partner impacts.
  2. Discuss statistics and demands for care partners, including tips to overcome 8 obstacles that may be encountered in the care giving process.
  3. Identify 8 parts of the brain and describe the basic function of each part.
  4. Define 4 terms related to cognitive decline: dementia, subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. Explain 7 potential causes that may contribute to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. Identify 8 risk factors for cognitive decline.
  7. Explain 4 ways to reduce risk factors to optimize brain health.
  8. Identify the symptoms for cognitive decline using the 3 stage model.
  9. Describe how subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed.
  10. Identify the stages of disease using the seven stage model.
  11. Explain 3 current medical approaches used for Alzheimer’s disease.
  12. Identify 2 studies supporting an integrative medical approach to preventing and treating dementia and related disease.
  13. Describe The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention.
  14. Explain how to use brain aerobics and the practice of Kirtan Kriya as preventive mental exercise.
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. Our programs are mentored with front line top veteran fitness educators and leaders. The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.