Cognition and Aging, Part 2: Interventions for Older Adults in the Realm of Cognition - PT84

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

by Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
(4.5 / 73 ratings )

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

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.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.
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 or 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 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
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.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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.

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.

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


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Christine R - Moorpark, CA  ·  Feb 23, 2020
Wonderful and very imformative
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hard for me to judge as my performance on the vignette permitted me to go directly to the test and pass it on first attempt
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Shelly P - Glendale, AZ  ·  Feb 19, 2020
It was great and I really enjoyed it.
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Harry L - Portsmouth, NH  ·  Feb 13, 2020
Helps me better understand what many of my patients are going through.
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Nick A - Waco, TX  ·  Feb 05, 2020
Discourse in combination with the previous one was very beneficial. Discourse had much more clinical relevance to me
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Price: $19.00
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