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1

How many people are above age 50

1/3 chiro patients

2

What is the fastest growing population subset

Over 85

3

How many people over 65 are living in nursing homes

Less than 5%

4

How many 65-69 years old have no problem with self care

85%

5

How many of those over 85 have no problem in self care

Over 50%

6

What is the biggest shortage in trained healthcare professionals

Those trained in geriatrics

7

Top causes of death over 65

Heart disease>cancer>stroke

8

Who is the most compliant patient

Patient over 65

9

What are normal age related changes (3)

Dec muscle mass
Incr atrophy (esp lower extremities)
Dec isometric strength (bc disuse)

10

First two muscles to decrease in geriatrics

Quads and gluts

11

How much bone mass decrease?

1% per year pre menopause
2-3% per year post menopause

12

Aging of GI tract (4 things)

Dec Carb splitting enzymes
Dec basal gastric Hcl
Dec gastric Intrinsic factor
Dec Ca via d absorption

13

Aging of heart and circulatory system (4)

Dec vascular compliance
Dec Cardiac reserve and output
Dec Organ perfusion
Incr peripheral resistance

14

Pulmonary changes (4)

Dec Chest wall
Dec Lung tissue compliance
Incr alveolar size w/ dec o2 exchange
Dec vital capacity

15

Which senses decline in older age

All 5!

16

What is some of the best medicine for elderly

Laughter and volunteering

17

Supplements required for older adults (3)

Ca, vit d, b12

18

How many servings of liquid should older adults have

6

19

How many g of fiber

30 g/day

20

Should calorie restriction be used for older adults

Never only use physical activity

21

Medication types that put older adults in the hospital

Blood thinners and blood sugars

22

How many centenarians are there now

80-100,000

23

How many centenarians in 2050

1 million (majority women)

24

How many people a day turn 65

10,000

25

How much bone have women and men loss by age 80

43% women
27% men

26

what helps care for an aged spirit (3)

volunteering
laughter
spirtiuality

27

whats the leading predictor of death in the aging population

weight loss