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Also available on demand Oct. 13 – Dec. 9, 2024

Physical Activity and Dementia

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Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. 

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Physical inactivity is one of the known modifiable risk factors for dementia. Numerous studies have highlighted the positive impact of exercise on cognitive function and the risk of developing dementia. This course provides actionable guidance and tools to help providers effectively address this opportunity with patients and families.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • List 6 or more modifiable risk factors for dementia.
  • Summarize the link between physical activity and dementia.
  • Identify effective intervention and strategies to address physical activity with a special focus on adults ages 45 and older.
  • Identify special considerations for high-risk populations.


Katrina L. PiercyKatrina L. Piercy, PhD, RD, ACSM-CEP, FACSM, directs the Division of Prevention Science in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and serves as a dietitian officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. As a clinical exercise physiologist and registered dietitian, she advises agency and departmental senior officials on physical activity and nutrition science to inform policies and programs related to health promotion and disease prevention. Dr. Piercy and her team is trusted to lead, execute, and disseminate multiyear national public health policy initiatives on behalf of HHS, including the National Youth Sports Strategy, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.