Geriatrics

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  1. What are the top 10 chronic conditions of people older than 65?
    • Arthritis
    • Hypertension
    • Hearing impairment
    • Heart disease
    • Cataracts
    • Deformity or orthopedic impairment
    • Chronic sinusitis
    • Diabetes
    • Visual impairment
    • Varicose veins
  2. What are the most common health complaints of the elderly?
    • Weight gain
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of bone mass
    • Joint stiffness
    • Loneliness
  3. What are some tips with working with the elderly?
    • Take time to educate the patient and his or her family
    • Speak lower and closer
    • Treat the patient with dignity and respect
    • Give the patient time to rest between projections
    • Avoid tape
    • Provide blankets
    • Use table pads
    • Always access patient's history
  4. What two groups are elderly people stereotyped into?
    The diseased and the normal
  5. What is the most common age-related disease associated with the endocrine system?
    Diabetes mellitus
  6. Respiratory diseases that increase with aging include
    • emphysema
    • chronic bronchitis
    • pneumonia
    • lung cancer
  7. What are the three general categories of illness that afflict the elderly?
    • infections
    • cancer
    • autoimmune
  8. What is the most common cause of death worldwide?
    cardiovascular disease
  9. Aging is individual and is affected by
    • hereditary
    • lifestyle choices
    • physical health
    • attitude

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BrieMuthKimball
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Geriatrics
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2013-11-18 15:52:22
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