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Exercise for Brain Health

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the importance of regular aerobic exercise to the preservation of brain health, memory and cognition.
  • Describe how exercise may enhance the process of neuroplasticity and the brain's ability to develop new circuits.
  • Identify components of a successful recipe for an exercise program to preserve brain wellness across the aging continuum.
  • Understand the challenges of virtual exercise instruction.

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the importance of regular aerobic exercise to the preservation of brain health, memory and cognition.
  • Describe how exercise may enhance the process of neuroplasticity and the brain's ability to develop new circuits.
  • Identify components of a successful recipe for an exercise program to preserve brain wellness across the aging continuum.
  • Understand the challenges of virtual exercise instruction.
Bundles
Program is also part of these bundles:

Geriatrics Bundle (3 CEUs)
Neurology (3 CEUs)

Date Published

June 22, 2021

Publisher

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Subjects

Alzheimer's Disease, Delay the Disease, Exercise, Neuroplasticity

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Summary

Experience how exercise can rewire the brain, promote wellness, and may positively impact the progression of neurologic age-related changes. Neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to create new circuits, maybe the driving mechanism behind positive functional and cognitive changes in people with Alzheimer's Disease, and age-related memory and cognitive loss. Exercise enhances this neuroplastic response Understand the importance of structured sessions of high-intensity aerobic training followed by goal-based task-specific exercise using quality repetition. Learn the recipe for success to create a personal training agenda or group exercise program for the aging population using aerobic exercise, focused functional mobility practice, with memory/cognitive and dual tasking challenges. Understand the importance of integrating humor and fostering a positive attitude of hope to class instruction. This presentation will include both lecture and interactive format.
 
Agenda:
  • Brief review of pathophysiology, symptoms and presentation of Alzheimer's Disease and the normal aging process (10 minutes)
  • Discussion of neuroplasticity - definition and how exercise may positively impact this process in the brain (10 minutes)
  • Understand the ingredients for a successful recipe for a group exercise class targeting the dementia population, and anyone working on enhanced memory and cognition.(10 minutes)
  • Exercise demonstration (25 minutes)
  • Q&A (5 minutes)

 

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Presenters

Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR

In her 30 year career as a registered nurse, Jackie Russell boasts a dedicated interest in the treatment of people with... Read More

David Zid, ACE

David Zid, a graduate of The Ohio State University is co-founder of Delay the Disease™ – an evidenced-based Parkinson’s... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
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