Geriatric Health Issues





6 CEUs for massage therapists and  NJ chiropractors.

Course will cover:

  • Geriatric syndromes and conditions
    • Risk Factors
    • Causes
    • Signs
    • Symptoms
    • 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
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Use of oils for cardiac health
  • Psychosocial issues of aging
    • Role of seniors in society
    • Changing perceptions
    • Language of aging
    • Retirement
    • Anxiety
    • 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

Additional information


Sunday, May 31, 2020, 9:00am-3:30pm