Problems with communication may be a manifestation of memory and cognitive impairment and other contributing factors.
Age-associated physiological changes
render the elderly more susceptible to infection and also predispose
them to antibiotic toxicity.
Degenerative changes of the cervical spine, associated with chronic neck pain
and stiffness, have a strong association with aging.
Age-related alterations in cardiovascular
structure and function, current prescribing trends, and “post-hospital
syndrome” require pharmacists’ attention and expertise.
medication reviews are the basis of a collaborative approach to
medication therapy management
Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or “silent reflux,” differs from
gastroesophageal reflux disease in that it is frequently not associated
with symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation.
Also called vascular cognitive impairment and most
often related to cerebrovascular disease, this type of dementia is the
second most common cause of age-related dementia, following Alzheimer’s
Age-related changes of the foot and
manifestations of systemic disease cause problems including pain,
infection, and reduced range of motion.
As women age, they are at greater physiological risk for alcohol-related health problems.
The risk of this serious disorder
increases with age and certain comorbidities, such as diabetes, cancer,
and immunosuppression with corticosteroids.
This process encompasses consideration of various paths an
illness may take and contingencies for responding to them, based on a
patient’s values and care goals.
While many seniors believe that this potentially disabling
condition is normal and that seeking treatment is futile, in actuality
UI is never normal and in most cases can be treated.
Familiarity with exercise and pain
management guidelines can help direct pharmacists’ clinical
recommendations for senior patients.
From years of exposure, rough, dry, and scaly precancerous lesions develop on sun-exposed skin.
Advancing age is an independent risk factor for fainting.
Surgical closure aims to reverse hemodynamic abnormalities and prevent
complications such as heart failure, paradoxical embolization, and
irreversible pulmonary vascular disease.
Commencing opioid therapy places seniors at risk for constipation,
fecal impaction, and bowel obstruction; comorbidities such as neurologic
disorders may contribute to that risk.
In the elderly, acute pancreatitis is most commonly caused by gallstones,
is more likely to be severe, and is associated with higher mortality.
Although people with intellectual disability exhibit considerable
morbidity, the numbers surviving into old age are rapidly increasing.
Even mild or moderate OA hand pain may negatively impact an individual’s
physical and emotional status, with the potential to significantly
reduce quality of life.
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