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What are the top 10 chronic conditions of people older than 65?
- Hearing impairment
- Heart disease
- Deformity or orthopedic impairment
- Chronic sinusitis
- Visual impairment
- Varicose veins
What are the most common health complaints of the elderly?
- Weight gain
- Loss of bone mass
- Joint stiffness
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
What two groups are elderly people stereotyped into?
The diseased and the normal
What is the most common age-related disease associated with the endocrine system?
Respiratory diseases that increase with aging include
- chronic bronchitis
- lung cancer
What are the three general categories of illness that afflict the elderly?
What is the most common cause of death worldwide?
Aging is individual and is affected by
- lifestyle choices
- physical health
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