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Memory Skills for Exercise Professionals

CPDs : 0.5

One of the most common complaints you will hear from older adults is that their memory getting worse and could this be the start of something worse. In most cases, the answer is that it’s normal age-related memory loss. This course is designed for exercise professionals who work with older adults and would like to be able to answer their questions around cognitive decline and ageing.

Suggested Pre-requisite:


Aims and objectives of course:

This course aims to give exercise professionals the information they need to:

  • Answer questions from older adults around memory loss.
  • Explain why we forget.
  • Explain why short-term memory in particular tends to falter.
  • Explain the difference between normal age-related memory loss and dementia.
  • Give practical suggestions on how to improve memory.

Author Bio

Tim Webster has a Physical Education Diploma from Loughborough University (UK). He is a REPs registered trainer and is certified in Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV, Functional Rehabilitation and Exercise After Stroke (The ARNI Institute), Brain Fit for Life (Mental Acuity), Cognitive Rehabilitation after Mild Brain Injury and PD Warrior and Counterpunch for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis Pro and Adapted Tai Chi for Rehab.