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Elderly Health Issues


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Elderly Health Issues
According to the National Council on Aging, about 92 percent of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 77 percent have at least two. Heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes are among the most common and costly chronic health conditions causing two-thirds of deaths each year.

Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I’m not selling insurance.
― Dennis Kucinich

Elderly Health Issues

Cognitive health is focused on a person’s ability to think, learn and remember. The most common cognitive health issue facing the elderly is dementia, the loss of those cognitive functions. Approximately 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia—a number that is predicted to nearly triple in size by 2050. (Source: vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu)
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Respects the parent’s opinion.
Gives me alternative ideas.
Clinical interview questions.
Planning a medical scheme.

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