By: Cody Sipe, PhD
Did you know that integrating brain-stimulating exercise movements and strategies is easier than you think? One of the rapidly growing aging population's main concerns is developing Alzheimer's disease. And with good reason as dementia is quickly becoming a huge threat to the health and well-being of older adults. The U.S. ranks fourth in the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and the number of cases is expected to more than triple by 2050. It is also the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
The latest research and expert consensus reports clearly indicate that "brain training" software and games (like sukodu or crossword puzzles) have very limited ability to improve cognitive performance and reduce dementia risk. The best way to improve cognition and stave off Alzheimer's is through a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise. While almost any type of exercise is good for the brain we will specifically explore exercise strategies, movements and programs that improve both functional and cognitive ability in older adults.
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After completing this course you will be able to:
- Discuss statistics and impact of dementia worldwide.
- Define neuroplasticity and neurogenesis and explain their importance in brain health and cognitive training.
- Recognize 3 risk factors for dementia and the role of two neurotropic factors on brain health.
- Identify strategies and recommended activities for neuroplasticity exercise programs.
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This webinar is tablet enabled and can be viewed on an iPad or Android tablet as well as a PC or MAC Computer