Flashcards in Lecture 1 Deck (14):
Branch of medicine which treats all problems peculiar to old age & aging
combination of deleterious effects leads to deterioration of function & increased probability of death that occurs with advancing age
Is every old person senescent?
What is the biggest factor with aging?
Inability for the body to react well to stress (lack the reserve that younger people have)
Where are older people most likely to live?
Ability to adapt to changes in social functioning, challenges to somatic health
drive or need to respond a certain way to achieve a certain response
If an elderly person has an arrhythmia or another problem what should you check?
rapid functional change that fluctuates w/in minutes/hours
Difficulty w/ names, mild forgetfulness or reduced concentration, affects function
memory impaired no cognitive deficits or functional decline
progressive global deterioration: multiple domains: short term memory, language, executive function, sequential tasks
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.