Cognition and Aging, Part 2: Interventions for Older Adults in the Realm of Cognition  - OT84

Cognition and Aging, Part 2: Interventions for Older Adults in the Realm of Cognition

by Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
(4.5 / 38 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Since the world’s population of older adults is growing so rapidly, cognitive functioning among older adults is a serious and pertinent topic of discussion. Having intact cognition is often viewed as key to “successful aging” because with good thinking skills can remain independent. Mild cognitive impairment is explored as a harbinger of dementia, as well as the backdrop to share the evidence related to improving cognitive functioning and day-to-day skill performance. Nonpharmaceutical prevention, maintenance, adaptations, and compensatory measures related to cognitive skills are shared. A holistic approach to treatment should be employed due to the encompassing nature of the health of the brain on all of life’s activities. Understanding adult learning principles and the baseline level of cognitive performance of clients can help therapists design programs that truly promote optimal brain functioning and help clients live their best lives.


The goal of this continuing education program is to discuss cognitive functioning among older adults. After completing this course, readers should be able to:
  • Describe why it is important to review mild cognitive impairment (mild neurocognitive disorder).
  • Describe how mild cognitive impairment, including decreased memory, fits into interventions for brain health.
  • Describe how holistic evidence-based concepts are used during work with clients to improve or maintain brain health.
  • Apply adult learning principles and individual tactics to ensure that older learners have an efficacious learning experience.
  • Explain why promoting optimal brain health is crucial for older adults’ successful aging process as well as for the country’s healthcare system.
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Activity Demands

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/27/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/27/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/27/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Charles W - Peoria, AZ  ·  Feb 19, 2020
Great course with helpful acronyms.
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Stewart C - Anthem, AZ  ·  Feb 13, 2020
I would rate the course a 3. Waist of my time.
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Kara S - AVONDALE, AZ  ·  Jan 08, 2020
a lot of good in depth information, required extra concentration.
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Erica S - Riverside, IL  ·  Dec 10, 2019
Good information to put to use in future practice
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Tiffany M - Somerset, KY  ·  Oct 28, 2019
The information was well presented however the questions on the test were confusing and somewhat difficult to answer even after reading the material.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50