GERIATRIC HEALTH ISSUES
By: Institute for Continuing Education

Course Description

  • 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.

Course Details

  • GERIATRIC HEALTH ISSUES
  • By:    Institute for Continuing Education
  • Instructor:    Dr. Arthur Feintuch, DC, DAAPM
  • Total CE Hours:    3
  • Course Format:     Live Webinar
  • Course Start:    04/18/2021   12:30pm
  • Course End:    04/18/2021   03:30pm
  • Time Zone:    Eastern
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  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Anatomy  -3 CE Hours
    • Geriatrics  -3 CE Hours
    • Wellness/Supportive Care  -3 CE Hours