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1

what are the two types of elderly patient?

- healthy (looks after grandkids etc)
- frail

2

give a few example of traits that indicated a frail elderly person

- disability
- dementia
- delirium
- depression
- death
- drugs
- de-nourishment
- dependency

3

name the 3 types of sensory impairment

- visual
- hearing
- loss of taste

4

give the 2 main causes of loss of manual dexterity in elderly

- neurological disease
- rheumatological disease

5

name the 4 types of dementia

- altzheimers
- multi-infarct
- lewy body
- others

6

the 3 main brain functions that are lost with dementia are

- cognition
- personality
- function