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I.What are the common chronic health problems for elderly?
Diabetes- a lifelong condition, caused by the pancreas not producing enoughinsulin. Among the older population, type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, and a largerproportion of newly diagnosed diabetics are from the older generation.Epilepsy- is a neurological condition that results in seizures. Oddly, epilepsy iscommon in those at opposite ends of the age spectrum. Epilepsy can be caused byhead injuries, strokes, tumours or certain infections.

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