GERIATRIC HEALTH ISSUES
6 CEUs for massage therapists, NJ chiropractors and NJ physical therapists/PTAs.
Course will cover:
- Geriatric syndromes and conditions
- Risk Factors
- Differential diagnoses
- Treatment strategies
- Cranial adjusting
- Soft tissue techniques
- SOT and other
- Preventive strategies
- Pathophysiology in common diseases of the elderly
- Role of cerebral cortex
- Alzheimers and other dementia
- Demography, physiology and epidemiology of aging
- Aging on a cellular level
- Normal aging vs. disease – molecular, cellular levels
- Pharmacology of aging
- Nutrition and aging
- Nutritional regimens
- Negate effects of aging or improve disease symptoms
- Peroxidation on tissue
- Nutritional regimens
- Use of oils for cardiac health
- Psychosocial issues of aging
- Role of seniors in society
- Changing perceptions
- Language of aging
- Substance abuse
- Sexuality and aging
- Under-reporting of symptoms/illness
- Elder abuse or neglect
- Home safety
- Community resources
- Alternate living arrangements and adaptation to them
Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
- List the common geriatric syndromes and conditions, including risk factors, causes, signs, symptoms, differential diagnoses, treatments and preventive strategies.
- Understand what aging is on the cellular level
- Define important psychosocial issues of aging, including those related to retirement, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, under-reporting of symptoms and illnesses, elder abuse and neglect, home safety, community resources, and adaptation to alternative living situations such as long-term care facilities
- Identify the important concepts of pathophysiology and issues in common diseases of older people.
- Identify strategies to help defeat the negative effects of aging such as nutritional regimens which will be a major point of this lecture
- Demonstrate an understanding of the myths and stereotypes related to older people and “ageism”; the diversity among the elderly; the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration; a compassion for individuals providing day-to-day care to the elderly; and the appreciation for the importance of maximizing function rather than just focusing on disease.
- Identify and demonstrate the “best practices” of geriatric communication.
- Describe the basic concepts of demography and epidemiology of aging; molecular, cellular, genetic and biopsychosocial theories of aging; “normal aging” versus disease at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organisms levels, and the role of failure of homeostatic mechanisms; anatomic and histologic changes associated with aging and age-related disease; the physiology of aging; the pharmacology of aging; nutrition and aging; as well as sexuality and the aging individual.
Method of instruction: Lecture
Location: Fairfield – The Institute for Continuing Education, 7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004
About the Instructor: Dr. Arthur Feintuch, DC, DAAPM
- Monmouth University Adjunct Professor Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Dental Studies Institute and the Institute for Continuing Education – Continuing Ed Instructor
- Ocean County College-Developer and Adjunct Instructor EEG program
- Brookdale Community College- Adjunct Instructor and Developer EEG program, Pharmaceutical Math, Occupational Therapy
- Premier Medical and Dental Institute-Phlebotomy, EKG, Pharmacology, Injection Technique, Medical Law and Ethics, etc.
- Middlesex County College-Adjunct Instructor Anatomy and Physiology including lab and lecture
- Designed, developed, and instructed Post Graduate Cranial Anatomy course for continuing education credits to Post-Doctoral Physical Therapy Practitioners
- Gibbs College-Adjunct Instructor Medical Assisting (entire program)
- Chiropractic Physician
- New Jersey State Teaching Certification Secondary Education
- 35 Years Private Practice running multiple offices