Calming the Cognitively Impaired - PT248

Calming the Cognitively Impaired

by Marian D. Edmiston, DEd, MSN, RN-BC
(4.5 / 2372 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


In 2019, an estimated 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. 5.6 million were older than age 65, and about 200,000 younger individuals had early-onset Alzheimer’s. An increasingly older population is expected to add to these numbers dramatically. Currently, a diagnosis of AD is made every 65 seconds. By 2050, nearly 14 million people ages 65 and older will be diagnosed with AD.


The goal of this continuing education course is to update healthcare providers’ knowledge about the use of music, touch, exercise, and animal presence to calm cognitively impaired patients and enhance their quality of life. After studying 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 alternative therapies can be used to calm patients.
  • Cite two emerging methods of care that can increase stress in patients and decrease the care burden for staff.

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S2167 for 12/7/19 to 12/7/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-336854 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1910-110 for 2/1/20 to 1/31/22).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 11/15/15 to 11/15/19.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/23/2019 to 7/31/2021.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/8/2001
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/25/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/25/2022


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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Natasha F - Pflugerville, TX  ·  May 30, 2020
Loved this article and the many examples!
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Debra K - Phoenix, AZ  ·  May 29, 2020
I found this course very informative and helpful.
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Katie E - GRAND PRAIRIE, TX  ·  May 23, 2020
This course was a good overview.
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Linda D - Philadelphia, PA  ·  May 19, 2020
Very informative course.
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Ernesto D - Walnut Creek, CA  ·  May 13, 2020
Informative and well written
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50