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1

What is a silver tsunami

fastest growing population subset 85 years old and older

2

10 ways to age well

1- chiropractic in health plan 2-live heart smart 3- lower cancer risk 4-prevent injuries 5-eat well 6- say no to drugs 7-get help if depressed 8- exercise mind 9-positive mental attitude 10-live in service mode not survival

3

What are some ways to be heart smart

adjust no smoking increase water exercise Mediterranean diet manage stress supplementation anti-inflammatory diet

4

what are the 3 supplements older adults need

b12 Vitamin D omega 3s

5

What is included in the Mediterranean diet

fiber, fruit, fish

6

what cancers are prominent in older adults

skin lung breast prostate colo-rectal

7

how to lower risk of skin cancer

prevention/early detection

8

how to lower risk of colo-rectal cancer

low animal fat high fiber Ca 2+ w/ vit D colonoscopy every 10 yrs

9

where do most injuries of the elderly occur

at home

10

who is at risk for falls

OP patients/ ant head carriage weak muscles Patients on meds

11

How to prevent falls

at home safety checklist inc strength/balance/flexibility use seatbelts increase water

12

What percent of all hospital admissions of elderly persons is due to drug adverse events

25%

13

how many deaths in the US per year are due to drug errors

>10,000

14

how many elderly are depressed

1 in 10

15

how much of depression is eliminated with proper care

80%

16

What are some things to do to decrease depression

exercise st johns wort conselors

17

what increases the will to live in older patients

laugher

18

what does laughter do

decreases pain decreases depression increases will to live