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Question 1

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Why is co- (and multi-) morbidity more of a problem for older than younger adults and how does it influence quality of care?

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p. 278 Having more than one illness at the same time can make it harder to diagnose and treat those separate illnesses. Do older adults have more illnesses than younger adults (think of the presence of chronic conditions described in Chap. 3)? Recent work has examined the quality of care such people receive and found?






Question 2

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Why do older adults have lower levels of alcohol abuse than younger adults?

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Is alcohol dangerous to your health?

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pp. 278-281 Your text discusses three probable reasons for this difference: Effects of excess alcohol on longevity Underreporting A cohort difference. You should describe how these three might result in lower rates for older adults.






Question 3

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Discuss two factors that can lead to depression in adults of all ages and two that are more likely for older adults.

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Why were you sad the last time you were sad?

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pp. 282-286 There are a number of factors that can make people depressed and you can probably think of at least two of them on your own. The text gives you four that are more likely for older adults.






Question 4

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Discuss the prevalence of suicide among different age, gender, and ethnic groups.

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pp. 287-289 Women attempt suicide more often than men but men succeed more often than women. Why? Which age group commits more suicides? Which ethnic group(s)? Is the age of most likely suicide the same for men and women? For different ethnic groups? What might account for these differences?






Question 5

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What are the differences among mild cognitive impairment, acute cognitive disorder, and dementia?

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pp. 289-293 They differ in severity (which is the worst?), duration (which lasts the longest), and reversibility (can all be cured?).






Question 6

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Describe the major symptoms and probable causes of three of the less frequent forms of dementia.

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Not Alzheimer's

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pp. 294-297 Choose any three from NeuroAIDS, Korsakoff's, Frontotemporal (Pick's), Huntington's, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob.






Question 7

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Describe Vascular dementia or Parkinson's in terms of symptoms and treatments.

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pp. 297-299 For vascular dementia you can talk about symptoms being dependent on the area of the brain affected and give examples. Treatments involve lowering blood pressure and you can talk about medications and behaviors designed to do this. For Parkinson's you should talk about the major symptoms which are motor and the lower probability of cognitive problems. Treatments include medications and both general types of implants.






Question 8

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Describe five risk factors for Alzheimer's disease specifying whether the factors you choose increase of decrease the risk.

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Who is more likely to get Alzheimer's (e.g., old or young)?

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pp. 302-304 Most of the factors (except alcohol) are listed in Table 12-3 and descriptions of their effects are in the text.






Question 9

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What is malignant social psychology? What does it produce? What can be done about it?

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pp. 309-311 Treating people like objects is very wrong and can make them worse than they previously were (this is referred to as?). What can we do when we interact with people with dementia that will not produce these negative effects?






Question 10

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What are some of the likely causes of Alzheimer's?

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Think of nature and nurture.

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pp. 304-307 You should discuss some of the many genes that appear to play a role in causing Alzheimer's, the possible influence of aluminum, DNA damage, and garbage accumulation.






Question 11

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What treatments are currently available for Alzheimer's and what are some of the promising new possibilities?

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pp. 307-309 There are currently five medications that are prescribed and one can be used in conjunction with the other four. You might also mention the family treatments (Box 12-3). The most promising new treatments include immunization and chemicals to break up A_.






Question 12

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What negative effects can care giving have on the person providing care and what help is there for these care givers?

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pp. 311-314 You should discuss the prevalence of stress and depression for these individuals and talk about respite care, social support, and support groups.







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