Live Webinar: Geriatric Health Issues

Live Webinar: Geriatric Health Issues



3 CEUs for chiropractors and for massage therapists *

This program is a LIVE INTERACTIVE Webinar. Live webinars are interactive and as such, are live credits, not distance learning.

Requirements to attend a live webinar:

  1.  You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view it. If using a smartphone or tablet, it is best to have the app for the program on your device (i.e. Zoom, GoToWebinar).
  2.  To verify your continued attendance during the class, you will need a microphone, webcam or the ability to type into the program’s live chat.
  3.   Instructors or school personnel will take attendance periodically throughout the class.
  4.   Instructors may call on participants.
  5.  To verify attendance, a code word may be given sometime during the class.
  6. You will be required to complete and return an evaluation after the course has ended. The evaluation may ask what code word was given.
  7.  You may not receive your Certificate of Completion if we cannot verify your attendance.

Live webinar invitations are emailed to registered students as the course date nears (approximately one day prior to the class).

Certificates of Completion are emailed to students approximately 5 business days after the course.

Course will cover:

  • Geriatric syndromes and conditions
    • Risk Factors
    • Causes
    • Signs
    • Symptoms
    • Differential diagnoses
    • Treatment strategies
      • Cranial adjusting
      • Soft tissue techniques
  • SOT and other techniques
  • 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.

Instructor:  Dr. Arthur Feintuch, DC, DAAPM

  • Dental Studies Institute and the Institute for Continuing Education – Continuing Ed Instructor
  •  Monmouth University Adjunct Professor Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 35 Years Private Practice running multiple offices. Ocean County College-Developer and Adjunct Instructor EEG program
  • Brookdale CC- Adjunct Instructor & Developer EEG program, Pharma  Math, Occupational Therapy
  • Premier Medical & Dental Institute-Phlebotomy, EKG, Pharmacology, Injection Technique, Medical Law & Ethics,
  • Middlesex County College-Adjunct Instructor Anatomy and Physiology including lab and lecture
  • Designed, developed, and instructed Post Graduate Cranial Anatomy course for CE credits to Post-Doctoral Physical Therapy Practitioners
  • Gibbs College-Adjunct Instructor Medical Assisting
  • Chiropractic Physician * NJ State Teaching Certification Secondary Education

* 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.  The school is also recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This course is approved for massage therapists in all states but NY through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); the Institute for Continuing Education is an Approved Provider: #307800-00.


Live Webinar: Wednesday August 21, 2024 6:00-9:00pm EST