Available Until 10/10/2025

Modifiable Risk Factors for Dementia Microlearning Series - (CME, CNE)

Education Activity Description: This four-part microlearning video series will address the topic of modifiable risk factors; lifestyle and behaviors that can reduce or increase a person’s chances of developing dementia. This series will outline evidence -based risk reduction interventions for dementia focused on: (1) Physical Activity (2) Diabetes/Obesity (3) Vascular Risks and (4) Tobacco Use.

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Alzheimer’s Association

Estimated time to complete activity: 15 minutes [.25] credit hours per module (4 modules)

Learning Objectives:

Module 1 Physical Activity

Identify the effects of exercise on the body.
Recognize the effects of exercise on the brain.
Discuss the evidence for the effects of exercise on cognition

Module 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Recognize the association of diabetes and obesity on the risk of cognitive decline
Evaluate strategies for prevention of diabetes and obesity
Summarize the effect of diabetes and obesity treatment on cognition

Module 3 Vascular Risk

Describe the association of vascular risks and cognitive impairment
Summarize the strategies for vascular risk factor prevention
Recognize the treatment strategies to reduce vascular risks

Module 4 Tobacco Use

Identify the association between tobacco use and cognition


Accreditation Information:

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience:  This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are seeking additional education in the assessment, diagnosis and ongoing health care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.

Statement of Purpose: A practice gap is the difference between what healthcare professionals should or could be doing and what they are currently doing. Using current evidence based to bridge the gap between patient care and care recommendation, ensuring healthcare professionals are not only aware of current practice but are utilizing them in patient care settings. This will be accomplished by increasing awareness and knowledge of new guidelines on the impact that physical activity, diabetes and obesity, vascular risk, and tobacco use can have on brain health/cognition.

 Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Alzheimer's Association.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designations:

Physician Continuing Medical Education; The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ per module. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education: The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is .25 contact hours. This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Faculty Disclosures: