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Branch of medicine which treats all problems peculiar to old age & aging

Geriatrics

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combination of deleterious effects leads to deterioration of function & increased probability of death that occurs with advancing age

Senescence

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Is every old person senescent?

No

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What is the biggest factor with aging?

Inability for the body to react well to stress (lack the reserve that younger people have)

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Where are older people most likely to live?

Metropolitan area

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Ability to adapt to changes in social functioning, challenges to somatic health

Resilience

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drive or need to respond a certain way to achieve a certain response

motivation

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If an elderly person has an arrhythmia or another problem what should you check?

Thyroid

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rapid functional change that fluctuates w/in minutes/hours

Delirium

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Difficulty w/ names, mild forgetfulness or reduced concentration, affects function

Age-related decline

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memory impaired no cognitive deficits or functional decline

MCI

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progressive global deterioration: multiple domains: short term memory, language, executive function, sequential tasks

Dementia

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Test where you have the patient right down a set of things. Ex- write down 10 different fruits. They should stay within a same test and not repeat any answers.

Set test

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On MMSE what is a positive screen?

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