Flashcards in Module 10- Elderly Deck (38)
Primary aging deals with _______ aging that is ________
Secondary aging deals with ______ aging
pathologic (due to external influences)
Bone volume changes after the age of ____
Loss of muscle function deals with loss of ____ and diminished ____
What is the number 1 cause of death in the elderly?
Elderly see a decrease in cardiac ___ and an increase in size of _____ ventricle
Your ____ ______ of respiratory system diminishes with age
Elderly patients are more susceptible for infections due to less effective _____ reflex
Nutrition and medications can be affected in elderly due to?
decreased absorptive functions
_______ memory declines with age while _______ memory stays constant?
Elderly people are at risk for falls due to a decrese in __________
What is a term for farshightedness?
What is a term for hearting loss?
What contributes to hearing loss in elderly?
thicker and dryer wax buildup
What is the term for a ringing in ears?
Elderly have a decreased ability to hear what pitch?
_________ is common in individuals older than age 60. This disease involves loss of meneral content and bone mass?
Elderly Women are at risk for osteoporosis due to depletion of __________?
___________ deficiency or defective absorption of _______ are common causes of osteoporosis
What two ethnicitis have higher risk of osteoporosis?
What are 3 common clnical symptoms of osteoporosis?
mandibular bone changes
Medications for osteoporosis decrease ________ or increase ________ or both
Succesful treatment and prevention of osteoporosis requires simultaneous intake of __________ and ______
What osteoporosis medication stimulates BONE FORMATION
PTH parathyroid hormone
A patient taking __________ for osteoporosis is a contraindication for dental surgery
__________ is a nonreversible type of dementia
What are the two types of Alzheimers and which one is most common?
early onset (30-40 yr olds)
late onset (>65 yrs old)
The average duration of symptoms of alzheimers to death is?
There are _ stages of alzheimers?