aa-78 - 2/14/2011 2 of 3 older adults* report good or...

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2/14/2011 1 What proportion of seniors report their health as good or excellent? 2 of 3 older adults* report good or excellent health *over age 75 80% of seniors have at least one chronic condition Chronic diseases often lead to disability and diminished quality of life of for older adults. 50% have at least two Ask the person sitting next to you…? Which one of the following chronic conditions is the most common among those over 70 – diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, or orthopedic impairments, cataracts? The leading chronic conditions among those 70+ are … arthritis – 58% hypertension – 45% hearing impairments – 30% cataracts – 17% heart disease – 21% orthopedic impairments-16% diabetes – 12% Americans age 55 and older fear Alzheimer's more than other diseases, including … cancer
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2/14/2011 2 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease some experts say 16 million by 2050 Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia Dementia is a general term for the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life The number is expected to grow as the first baby boomers begin to turn 65
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2/14/2011 3 Those aged 85 and older have a _______chance of developing Alzheimer’s 50% 50% Alzheimers No Alzheimer’s is a p rogressive and f atal brain disease. Alzheimer’s is a
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course HLTH 300 taught by Professor Randypage during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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