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Unformatted text preview: ases among older women of color has risen sharply AIDS/HIV AIDS/HIV Many physicians and testing programs do not routinely test older adults Olderadults may be at greater risk due to changes in immune function Seniors may not report symptoms thought to be due to normal aging Symptoms and Impact on function Symptoms Early symptoms: aches and pains, headache, lack of energy, problems with short term memory that impact ADL, IADL and work performance Survey results revealed that among older adults with HIV/AIDS, 42% lacked emotional support and 27% lacked practical assistance More likely to live alone than younger counterparts, less likely to seek out support groups Autonomy and chronic illness Autonomy Threats: functional decline, institutionalization, negative mindset, professionals attitudes Positive versus negative autonomy Quality of Life Quality Physical and emotional well­being, material well­being, engagement in meaningful occupations, social inclusion, self determination, rights Impacted by multiple medications, chronic pain, depressive symptoms, financial difficulties and ADL limitations Measurement of QOL Measurement SF­36 Management rather than cure Management Self management Requires a well–informed, active and involved client Who is in charge? Shift in roles/coaching as a tool Client involved in selecting referrals Interdisciplinary approach Examples of self-management programs programs HEP programs from clinical practice (OA), skin checks and pressure relief Multi­disciplinary approach to self­ management of Parkinson’s patients OT and arthritis self­management OT and diabetes...
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