Geriatric and Alzheimer’s Considerations in the Chiropractic Patient Population

Credit Hours: 2



Geriatric patients comprise 30-40% of a chiropractor’s patient base. Chiropractic care for geriatric patients demands innovative, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive approaches. This course provides an understanding of the chiropractic geriatric patient, communication techniques, innovative approaches to treatment planning, adjustment, and sustainable patient care. Chiropractors are in a great position to help with disease prevention, geriatric injuries, balance, minimizing dementia or pain, and providing a better overall patient care experience. Incorporating the caregiver in long-term planning is critical for sustainable geriatric care. Chronic comorbid conditions, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease need chiropractic techniques that will reduce the impact. Chiropractors can not only provide a valuable service for geriatric patients and their loved ones but enhance their overall patient services, revenue, and presence in their community. New studies show chiropractic spinal manipulation reduces falls for older adults, minimizes dementia, and reduces behavioral challenges due to Alzheimer’s. This course is the first in a series on chiropractic geriatric care.

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