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Risks of the Elderly

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Indicator of the health of the elderly and their quality of life.
Unit: the need for attention and care needed by those who can not do for themselves the activities of daily living.
Major causes of dependency.
• Chronic illness or disabling.
• cardiovascular diseases (stroke, CHF)
• Pathologies in the musculoskeletal (arthritis, osteoporosis)
• Neurological disorders (Alzheimer, dementia)
• Pathologies that affect the sense organs (cataracts, deafness)

Geriatric syndrome.
• Fall
• Urinary incontinence
• Immobility
• Infectious process
• Delirium
• Oral diseases
• Food and nutrition
• Dementias
• Depresion.Síndrome restraints. (more…)

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