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Difficulty with bathing, dressing, transferring, using the toilet and eating were also more common( 13% versus 5%) Covinsky et al.(2008) Diabetes
Diabetes Type II (adult onset) most common in older adults
Develop in midlife or old age
Older age, obesity and ethnic minority status are most significant risk factors Symptoms/effects on body function
Symptoms/effects High blood sugar levels (cumulative effect): neuropathy in hands, feet causing pain & sensory loss, vision impairments, poor circulation leading to skin problems: ulcers, amputations
Low blood sugar levels: jittery, weakness, lethargy, poor coordination, cold and clammy, blurred vision Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease Chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, fibrosis
34X as many men than women Symptoms/impact on occupational
Managing oxygen/life of tank
Psychological implications/emotional well
being Decrease engagement in social activities Fatigue with showering, grooming yard maintenance
Stair climbing limitations Influence of weather AIDS/HIV
AIDS/HIV Estimates that 27% of people with HIV/AIDS are 50 and older
Men make up 79% of those 65 and older
Number of new c...
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