Health notes - o 2.4-4.5 million men and women 65+ o By age...

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Health Notes Nervous system Send and receive messages Electrochemical processes Transfer of messages Chemical message excites or inhibits Anxiety Disorders Phobias Panic Attacks/ Panic disorder Generalized anxiety disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder ADHD Types of therapists Psychiatrists- medical doctor, only ones to prescribe medication Psychologists- diagnose mental illnesses. Cannot prescribe medication Certified social worker/ licensed clinical social worker- 2 years of graduate degree Psychiatric nurses- nurses Healthy aging What is life expectancy? About 75 for women What is life expectancy? Avg number of years a person is expected to live US- between 77.9-78.44 years of age Men: average 75.2 Women: average 80.4 Challenges of aging Obesity o Diabetes o Heart disease o Stroke o Leack of essential nutrients Alzheimer’s disease
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Unformatted text preview: o 2.4-4.5 million men and women 65+ o By age 85, ~ men and women have Alzheimers o Women are more likely to develop Alzheimers Osteoporosis o Risk factors Age, female, small body, white or Asian, family history, early amenorrhea or menopause, anorexia, low calcium, low vitamin D Other challenges of aging: Increased risk of cancer Health Notes Death and dying Everyone is going to die of something Preparing for death Advanced directives o Medical accident Health-care proxy Living will o Medical treatment wanted or not Holographic will o Hand written DNR order Defining death Death: heart stops Functional Death: end of all vital functions Cellular Death- no longer have oxygen Brain Death: absence of electrical activity Spiritual Death...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course HE 101 taught by Professor Lilafleming during the Spring '12 term at Montgomery College.

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Health notes - o 2.4-4.5 million men and women 65+ o By age...

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