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Ageism

A process of systematic stereotyping and discrimination against people just because they are old.

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Homeostatic reserve

The ability of an organism to stabilise its normal internal environment

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2050 % of over 60s

22

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2050 - % in low and middle income countries

80

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What is austerity in terms of life expectancy?

confounding factors
starting to slow life expectancy rise

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life expectancy males and females

79.5 - males
83.1 - females

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inequity

life expectancy and health expectancy can vary depending on socio-economic status

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number of carers in UK

6.5 million

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Tasks carers can help with

dressing
meals prep
keep company
keep an eye
take the person out
financial matters
personal care

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Who do most people care for?

parents or parents in law

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multi morbidity

the co-existence of two or more long term conditions in an individual

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What adds complexity to management?

older patients have more than one chronic health conditions
may worsen conditions

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what happens to old patients after discharge?

home with care package
nursing home
home with family support
sheltered housing
residential home
specialist unit
their wishes?
family wishes?

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Anticipatory care plans

Advance and anticipatory care planning, as a philosophy, promotes discussion in which individuals, their care providers and often those close to them, make decisions with respect to their future health or personal and practical aspects of care

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When are anticipatory care plans done and info on them

any time/continuous
by anyone with appropriate relationship
think ahead and make plans
write it down
communication

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Legal ACP

welfare of power of attorney and financial power
guardianship

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Personal ACP

next of kin
consent
preference and priorities
preferred place of death
religious and cultural
current level of support

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Medical ACP

potential problems
wishes eg DNACPR
palliative care
home care package
current aids and appliances
communication with other professionals