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CONTACT HOURS: 2.00

AOTA CEUs: 0.20

 

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Course Description

The brain is the most complex part of the human body. People once believed that progressive mental decline was inevitable, but now we know that the brain’s ability to age well varies from person to person and is affected by genetic predisposition, genes, life experiences, lifestyle, exposure to toxins and chemicals, accidents, trauma, and disease. Cognitive abilities do not automatically decline with age. The majority of older adults are happy. They live an active, optimistic life with many friends and they engage in leisure-time activities that increase not only their quality of life but also their longevity and the health of their brains.

Purpose/Goal

The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the components of the brain and their functions; the current theories of neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and epigenetics; and the effects of physical activity, nutrition, mental stimulation, socialization, creativity, attitude, spirituality, and meditation on the healthy aging brain.

Course Objectives - Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify the components of the brain and their functions related to healthy aging.
  2. Describe the three phases involved in memory.
  3. Differentiate the current theories of neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and epigenetics.
  4. Describe the purpose of The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health.
  5. Discuss the benefits of physical activity, mental stimulation, nutrition, socialization, creativity, attitude, and spirituality on the aging brain.
  6. Describe the effects of meditation on the aging brain.
  7. Examine technological and medical advances that will impact the health of the aging brain.

Course Content

Target Audience

Nurses, health care professionals, and interested individuals

Criteria for Successful Completion

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course Evaluation Form.

Certificate of Completion is provided for individual courses once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

Certificate of Completion is provided for certificate programs once all of the courses within the certificate program have been successfully completed per criteria above.

Practice Level (For Occupational Therapy Only):  Intermediate

Content Focus (For Occupational Therapy Only):  Domain of OT

Commercial Support No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Advance Practice

Behavioral Health

Brain Health

Cardiology

Complementary and Alternative Health

Gerontology

Integrative Health

Long-Term Care

Med/Surg

Men's Health

Mental Health

OB/GYN

Occupational Therapy

Oncology

Pain Management

Psychiatric Health

Social Work

Wellness

Women's Health

Acupuncture

Dietetics/Nutrition

Fitness

Health Care Administration

Health Education

Marriage and Family Therapy

Massage Therapy

Medicine

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Other

Physical Therapy

Psychology

Respiratory Therapy

Social Work

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

ASWB - Association of Social Work Boards - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC, #1269, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: 04/22/2018–04/22/2021.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076).
Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC - The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

NCBTMB -National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

All States

Texas

Jurisdictional Requirements

Continuing education (CE) licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. These CE requirements may vary in terms of the number of hours required to the types of courses that must be taken. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions recommends you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. Compliance with CE requirements is the responsibility of the individual health care provider. Health care providers must understand the CE requirements in their jurisdictions, and be sure they are up-to-date on any rule changes that affect their license. For further information, please see our Accreditation information page.

Accommodations for Disabilities

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact ALLEGRA Learning Solutions at Contact Us.

Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships

The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.

Non-endorsement of Products

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Off-label Use of Products

None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Instructors

Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
Caroline Young, MPH

Expiration Date

May 30, 2019

Best Practices

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is committed to the development of education programs with the highest quality content. We have a financial interest in the courses we provide. We adhere to strict quality processes in our course creation and delivery. Each course is rigorously researched, peer-reviewed by an external entity, unbiased, and developed to provide current, professionally-relevant, evidence-based materials. We comply with all applicable local, regional, state, and/or national laws and regulations. Integrity, maintaining and exceeding accreditation standards, and the use of ethical, sound business principles are also basic tenets of our philosophy. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Persons depicted are models. The stock photography company retains all model releases.

Course Materials

  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • Speaker Volume "ON"