A Functional Nutrition Approach to Geriatric Care with Novel Nutritional Therapeutics

Date

Sep 12, 2024 5:00 PM

Location

Chateu on the Lake

Credits

1.5

Type

In-person

Speaker

Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz
DC, DABCN, DCBCN, CNS

Sponsor

Details

The aging process can bring about many challenges. One of these challenges is the impact of chronic diseases, which can affect activities of daily living, reduce quality of life, and increase mortality risk. Seniors’ life expectancy is increasing as well as the risk of developing chronic disease increases with age. In addition, certain diseases occur more often in the senior population. The good news is that many common chronic diseases are preventable and manageable.The prevalence of co-morbid conditions makes treating elderly patients different from other populations. While mortality rates have declined for most chronic diseases, some have increased.

Many of these patients are on numerous medications which can have interactions or serious side effects. Therefore, the treatment or management of a variety of conditions in the elderly population can be a challenge.

This presentation combines the risk factors, patient evaluation, laboratory assessment, prevention and support strategies, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, and novel nutritional therapeutics to support the geriatric patient's overall health and wellbeing.