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1

List the three vaccinations given to elderly people in the UK?

Influenza (annual)
Pneumococcal
Shingles

2

What are the main health promotion messages for elderly people?

Physical activity
Stop smoking
Reduce alcohol
Preserve social networks
Good nutrition

3

What are the main signs and symptoms of undernutrition?

Tiredness
Increased susceptibility to infections
Difficulty keeping warm
Depression
Falls and fractures (reduced bone density/ reduced calcium +/- vitamin D)

4

What is the recommended exercise per week for an elderly person?

150 minutes of moderate activity
30 minutes walking 5x week
75 minutes vigorous activity
Strength and balance 2x week