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Unformatted text preview: o 2.4-4.5 million men and women 65+ o By age 85, ~ ½ men and women have Alzheimer’s o Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s • 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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