View Activities

Physical Disability & Motor Function in Dementia

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 1, 2024
  • Expires: Feb 1, 2027
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)
This CE Activity was recorded from a live webinar that occurred on December 1, 2020. 


Anne Harrison Anne Harrison, PhD,PT
Emeritus Faculty
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Ryan Townley Ryan Townley, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Associate Director
Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium

Needs Statement

Both normal aging and many degenerative dementias can produce significant changes in motor function that limit activities of daily living and increase dependence on healthcare staff in residential facilities. Parkinsonism and stroke-related deficits are seen commonly in the aged with dementia. Awareness of such comorbidities and the development of appropriate treatment plans for such symptoms and signs are problematic due to a lack of education on treatment modalities other than standard PT/OT recommendations.

Target Audience

This is for ALL Certified Nursing Facilities personnel in Kentucky.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe physical and motor function disorders that contribute to functional decline, increased dependence and threats to safety and well-being in the aged population with cognitive impairment or dementia.
2. Develop personalized treatment strategies that address the physical function and motor decline seen in dementia including parkinsonism, motor neuron disease, and focal deficits related to cerebrovascular disease.


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral 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.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hours of participation.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.50 nursing contact hours.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


The KEEN-CDC Initiative is funded through CMS Grant #2018-04-KY- 0329 and the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General.