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Course Overview

What does successful aging mean for women? As the life expectancy of women has increased, so has the knowledge of how to effectively support health and longevity in older women. Many women wonder whether diet and exercise can offset the challenge of estrogen deficiency. Each plays a crucial role in successful aging, which maximizes longevity and minimizes premature disease, disability, and dysfunction. Health professionals need to understand and help their elder female clients modify diet, exercise, and lifestyle activities to achieve and maintain independence and successful aging. The aging process; death and disease patterns; biology of aging; physiology of menopause; weight management after menopause; heart disease; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, and cognitive function; the frail elderly; and exercise for postmenopausal women will be discussed.

About the Course Author

Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD, has created continuing education programs since 1984. A former hospital chief clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in a state WIC program, she has written, edited, and presented numerous continuing education seminars and home study courses and has lectured before international, national, state, and local groups of medical, fitness, and nutrition professionals. Kline has been active in local, state, and regional dietetics associations; was named "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year" in 1984; and was awarded "Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2001 by the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group. She was elected as a Professional Issues Delegate to the House of Delegates of ADA in 2003. Kline resides in Upstate New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands; she holds a BA from Tufts University and an MS from the University of Missouri. Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Katherine Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, is a board-certified specialist in gerontological nutrition. She works for the Department of Veteran Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics in White City, Oregon. She is involved actively in the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served as nominating chairperson, social media chairperson, professional development director, and 2018-2019 chairperson.

Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics as Full time employee.
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  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    10.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 10.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

    Activity Number: 113000 Learning Need Code(s): 2050, 4180, 5130, 5300 CPE Level: Level II

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    10.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 10.0 contact hours.
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    10.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 10.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD108
  • Hours:

    10.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-12-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-11-06
  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare and contrast the nutritional issues of the frail elderly, considering both those living in the community and residents of a facility.; Answer the frequently asked question: “Does menopause cause weight gain?”; Describe the effect of menopause on fat distribution and metabolic syndrome.; Describe the nutritional factors associated with osteoarthritis and discuss the single most important preventive factor for osteoarthritis of the knee.; Describe the nutritional issues, particularly those associated with B vitamins and antioxidants, associated with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.; Discuss the physiology of menopause and its influence on hormone levels.; Distinguish between the terms “usual aging” and “successful aging” and identify the major nutritional factors that are associated with successful aging.; Explain the relationship of body mass index to mortality in older adults.; Identify age-related changes in physiological systems, including gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and immune systems.; Identify the nutrition screening and assessment tools available for use with older women and demonstrate their use.; Identify the nutritional factors associated with primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and the alterations in lipid levels that are likely to occur in postmenopausal women.; Summarize the current scientific literature regarding calcium supplementation, vitamin D supplementation, and the role of estrogen replacement in slowing and/or restoring bone mass loss in postmenopausal women and preventing fractures.; Summarize the literature regarding the effect of physical activity in the elderly and the effect on falls, and discuss the current physical activity guidelines for older adults.
  • Outline:

    Introduction

    Chapter 1: The Aging Process

    Chapter 2: Death and Disease Patterns of Older Women

    Chapter 3: Biology of Aging

    Chapter 4: Menopause

    Chapter 5: Heart Disease

    Chapter 6: Osteoporosis

    Chapter 7: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Chapter 8: Declines in Cognitive Functioning

    Chapter 9: The Frail Elderly

    Chapter 10: Exercise for Postmenopausal Women

    Appendices

    Appendix 1. Effects of Aging on Organ Systems

    Appendix 2. DRIs: RDAs and Adequate Intakes

    Appendix 3. Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of CVD in Women

    Appendix 4. Dietary Recommendations for RA 

    Appendix 5. Approach to Patients with Weight Loss (MUST)

    Appendix 6. MNA Short Form

    Appendix 7. Approach to Patients with Weight Loss

    Appendix 8. Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

    Appendix 9. ACSM Physical Activity Recommendation for Older Adults

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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