Building a Healthier, More Resilient Brain Self-Study Course

Credits: 12
Course Expiration: August 29, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Learn how the brain works, the possible mechanisms for its decline, and strategies for strengthening its resiliency with this case based self-study course! 

This continuing professional education self-study course includes required reading which provides an overview of how the brain works, the possible mechanisms for its decline, and strategies for strengthening its resiliency. Topics covered include:

  • The science behind memory and how the brain forms, organizes, and loses memories.
  • Common causes for cognitive decline and the areas of the brain impacted.
  • Myths about brain health and 5 pillars (Move, Discover, Relax, Nourish, and Connect) for protecting brain health and promoting its resiliency.
  • Strategies for putting the 5 pillars in action, including tips for healthy eating, creating social connections, getting better sleep, and more.
  • What to do if you or a loved are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
  • Summaries of research and stories from experts and individuals who have worked to improve their brain health over time, even those already with cognitive impairment.

The course includes case study-based questions to assess knowledge and understanding of content and require the learner to apply the information as if implementing it in practice.

Purchasing Options: Course includes hard copy book, course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

Building a Healthier, More Resilient Brain self-study course is an excellent CPE program.  It reminds us of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition across the lifespan. This course provides insight into overall brain health and decline and provides the RDN with specific tools and lifestyle modifications at any age to help navigate this area of health.
- Stacey Phillips, MS, RD
Building a Healthier, More Resilient Brain Self-Study Course
This self-study course and required reading are a timely, relevant program that could easily be recommended to professionals and non-professionals alike.
- B. Burgin Ross, MS, RDN, LDN
Building a Healthier, More Resilient Brain Self-Study Course

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret current scientific knowledge regarding brain function and how to help maintain brain health.
  2. Apply knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice when working with individuals to improve or maintain cognitive function.
  3. Identify areas of focus for optimizing brain health, including sleep, physical activity, social connectedness, and nutrition.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs/CDCES, and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.2.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 61 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Keep Smart: Build a Better Brain at Any Age is written by Sanjay Gupta, MD.

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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