Flashcards in Geriatrics Deck (27):
discrimination against aged or elderly people.
study of effects of aging and of age related diseases on humans.
study and treatment of diseases of the aged.
>65 years of age
2040 geriatrics will be what % of population
20% of population
Both genders 45-55yrs
Decreased estrogen: Mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes
Common complaints in the elderly
Inability to void
Geriatric constipation causes
poor diet, antihistamines, pain meds, malignancy
7th leading cause of death over age 65
High risk patients are ____?
How many cases of PE's per year?
100,000 primary cause of death. (first 2 hrs after onset critical)
collapsed alveoli and bronchioles
Vital capacity decreased by 50% by what age
Breathing capacity by 75 decreases what %?
Max O2 uptake is what %?
PAo2 decreases how much at 75
90TORR - 70TORR
Renal system poor tone
bladder doesn't completely empty, senses frequent need to urinate.
Renal System prostate enlarges
> Urinary retention
How much brain mass is lost by age 70
What % over 65 have Delirium or dementia
Sudden onset and self limiting, may be reversed.
Chronic global cognitive impairment, usually progressive or irreversible
best known form of dementia
3 stages of Alzheimers
Early: loss of recent memory, mood swings
Intermediate: can’t learn new material, wandering, loss of self care
Terminal: regress to infant stage, can’t walk, swallow, bowel and bladder
Primary vs Secondary Parkinsons
Secondary has a known cause
What causes Parkinson's