About 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, with one in eight people age 65 and older (13%) being affected by the disease. By the year 2050, the number of afflicted age 65 and older could range from 11 million to 16 million unless a preventive therapy or cure is found. Half of all patients residing in nursing homes suffer from some type of cognitive impairment, and seven out of 10 people with AD are cared for at home.Anyone who has ever worked with these patients is familiar with the blank stare in the eyes that signifies the loss of spontaneity, sense of humor and personality that are so vital to living. Cognitively impaired patients also experience a loss of memory and language ability, as well as a progressive decline in their stress threshold as they become more confused. The goal of this program is to update PTs’ knowledge about the use of music, touch and exercise to calm cognitively impaired patients and enhance their quality of life.
The goal of this module is to update therapists’ knowledge about the use of music, touch, and exercise to calm cognitively impaired patients and enhance their quality of life. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Explain two physiological effects music has on the body.
- Identify three ways music, touch, exercise, and animal presence benefit patients with dementia.
- State two ways touch can be used to calm patients.
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S0102 for 12/06/11 to 12/06/12, 12S2094 for 12/07/12 to 12/07/13; 13S1856 for 12/08/13 to 12/08/14).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP110017867 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, CP120018039 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130019760 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4109 for 12/06/11 to 12/05/12, 4806 for 12/06/12 to 12/05/13; 5254 for 12/06/13 to 12/05/14).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002769 for 01/14/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE004228 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 178-2012 for 02/01/12 to 01/31/14).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 12/06/11 to 12/06/15.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/09/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4107 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13, 437-4602 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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