Integrative Geriatric Medicine
Everyone over 50 years needs this book! Latest research on prevention/delay of chronic diseases, age degeneration, and biochemical changes. For practitioners in outpatient, nursing homes, and other settings. Therapies can be safer and more cost effective. Integrative geriatrics advocates for a whole-person, patient-centered, primarily non-pharmacological approach to medical care of the elderly. From the Weil Integrative Medicine Library.
Excellent course! Chapter topics were well written, relevant, and provided additional resources at the end of each chapter. JMK 2/2020
I found this course to be very interesting and it has definitely piqued my interest in complementary and alternative therapies that are supported by research. It has opened my mind to the many opportunities to achieve wellness. 5/30/2020
(I liked most that) it covers non-pharmacological approach to medical care. BK 3/2021
Great!! Made me go back to the chemistry from college. DW 3/2021
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.5, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.2.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. List the four lifestyle similarities of elderly people living in the Blue Zones.
2. Identify four proinflammatory foods and four foods that reduce inflammation.
3. Describe two causes of sarcopenia, two ways to reverse it, and two negative consequences of sarcopenia.
4. Explain two physiological advantages as a person ages of lower BMI.
5. Identify two known benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and two main issues where acupuncture is used for therapy.
6. Describe one benefit for the elderly population from tai chi, therapeutic touch, and essential oils.
7. Give two ways Naturopathic Medicine differs from traditional medicine in the treatment of disease.
8. Name three roles of vitamin D in elder health.
9. Name two natural supplements used to treat depression and anxiety in the elderly.
10. Describe in which ways three supplements: curcumin, fish oil, and ginger can aid patients with cancer.
11. Give three reasons the Mediterranean diet is recommended for elderly persons.
Why we chose this book
We wanted a great book on integrative geriatrics written by physicians who routinely work with older adults and integrative medicine treatments.
About the author
Dr. Mikhail Kogan obtained a medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency in Geriatrics at George Washington University. At present he serves as the Medical Director at GW Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kogan is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine.