GERIATRIC HEALTH ISSUES
3 CEUs for NJ chiropractors and NJ massage therapists.
This live webinar is an adaptation of a much longer class that we have offered on this topic live in the classroom (same instructor). Anyone who enrolls will receive an invitation to join the live webinar as the class date gets closer.
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.
Instructor: Dr. Arthur Feintuch, DC, DAAPM
* This course is approved for NJ chiropractors because The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-Approved Provider/Sponsor with the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This course is approved for NJ massage therapists under Section 13:37-4.2(a) (i)(xiii) of the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy regulations.