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Unformatted text preview: and climbing one flight of stairs (30% versus 16%) 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 Disease Chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, fibrosis 3­4X as many men than women Symptoms/impact on occupational performance performance Breathlessness 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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