Physical Therapy: Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management, 2nd ed

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About the Author
Julie D. Ries, PhD, PT, is a physical therapist and educator with a special interest in Alzheimer’s disease. She received her BS degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, her MA degree in education and human development from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and her PhD in physical therapy with a focus on geriatrics from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Ries holds the rank of professor of physical therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Her research related to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease has included the methodological study of outcome measures and the study of the impact of balance training. She is currently involved in grant-funded community dissemination of fall preventions programs for individuals with dementia. She has shared her research findings and her passion for rehabilitation through national professional presentations and peer-reviewed publications. 


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Eric Vidoni, PhD, PT, is director of outreach, recruitment, and education core for the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KU ADC) – a facility that is designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging – and a research assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Vidoni received his BS degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2001. In 2008, he completed both his master’s degree and doctorate in physical therapy as part of a joint curriculum at the University of Kansas. Dr. Vidoni teaches an introductory clinical research course for medical residents and fellows and regularly lectures to physical therapist students on the brain, motor control, aging, and dementia. At KU ADC, Dr. Vidoni organizes dementia-focused educational outreach opportunities for healthcare providers and the public throughout the region.

Learning Objectives
  • Define Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders.
  • Describe the brain changes, stages, etiology, and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify diagnostic methods and pharmacological interventions used with individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe movement disorders associated with Alzheimer’s disease and the principles for facilitating motor learning and optimizing interactions with individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Describe evidence-based rehabilitation interventions for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and appropriate outcome measures.
  • Implement strategies to facilitate optimal therapeutic success with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Physical Therapy: Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management, 2nd ed

24.00
About the Author
Julie D. Ries, PhD, PT, is a physical therapist and educator with a special interest in Alzheimer’s disease. She received her BS degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, her MA degree in education and human development from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and her PhD in physical therapy with a focus on geriatrics from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Ries holds the rank of professor of physical therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Her research related to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease has included the methodological study of outcome measures and the study of the impact of balance training. She is currently involved in grant-funded community dissemination of fall preventions programs for individuals with dementia. She has shared her research findings and her passion for rehabilitation through national professional presentations and peer-reviewed publications. 


Content editor: 
Eric Vidoni, PhD, PT, is director of outreach, recruitment, and education core for the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KU ADC) – a facility that is designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging – and a research assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Vidoni received his BS degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2001. In 2008, he completed both his master’s degree and doctorate in physical therapy as part of a joint curriculum at the University of Kansas. Dr. Vidoni teaches an introductory clinical research course for medical residents and fellows and regularly lectures to physical therapist students on the brain, motor control, aging, and dementia. At KU ADC, Dr. Vidoni organizes dementia-focused educational outreach opportunities for healthcare providers and the public throughout the region.

Learning Objectives
  • Define Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders.
  • Describe the brain changes, stages, etiology, and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify diagnostic methods and pharmacological interventions used with individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe movement disorders associated with Alzheimer’s disease and the principles for facilitating motor learning and optimizing interactions with individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Describe evidence-based rehabilitation interventions for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and appropriate outcome measures.
  • Implement strategies to facilitate optimal therapeutic success with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.