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Alzheimer's and Elder Care in the DC Practice

Strategies you can use to better work with patients in cognitive decline.

Mike Powell, DC, DACNB, discusses his experiences working with patients who have Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Dr. Powell addresses a number of questions and issues that can help DCs support patients who may be suffering from Alzheimer’s, including:

  • Differentiating between several possible causes of Alzheimer’s
  • Establishing a practice model that can help serve those in cognitive decline
  • How adjustments affect the brain

Alzheimer's and Elder Care in the DC Practice webinar transcript (PDF)

About the Speaker

Mike Powell, DC, DACNB

Dr. Powell has been teaching nationally and abroad for over 20 years. His presentations make understanding the applications of brain function and chiropractic care easy, fun to learn and practical to implement. Each session combines patient case video and hand's on learning. Information presented is linked to evidence from current research. The goal is always to make the doctor better able to serve their patients at the highest level.

Dr. Powell is a second generation chiropractor, Logan College of Chiropractic graduate and has been practicing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa since 1996. He has taught functional neurology extensively as faculty with the Carrick Institute The majority of his patients either have well established neurological diagnoses or complex conditions that have not improved despite extensive care. He has a passion for sharing what he's learned from research, other doctors and his patients to help as many chiropractors as possible serve at a higher level.

Dr. Powell has served as a board member for the Iowa Board of Chiropractic, Iowa Chiropractic Society and Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa. He has been involved with the NBCE, FCLB, IAFNR, ACNB and ACA Councils. Over the years he has presented at chiropractic and medical colleges, state association and multi-disciplinary events. Dr. Powell is an author of "The Potential Impact of Various Physiological Mechanisms on Outcomes in TBI, mTBI, Concussion and PPCS" Journal of Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, 2013.

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