5 Characteristics of Aging Patients Physiologic functions diminishedAccumulation of life’s stresses, diseases, and environmental hazards“ Classic ” signs and symptoms of disease possibly absent, delayed, or altered
6 Characteristics of Aging Patients Service/21_3_46Characteristics of Aging PatientsPhysical disease may present as psychiatric syndromePsychiatric illness may present as a medical complaintMultiple medical, psychiatric, and social problems in the same patientDrug effects more pronounced and adverse reactions more commonGeriatric Medicine
16 Long Term Care Assisting living facilities Nursing-home careContinuous caring for person from adulthood through end of life aims to maximize their capacities to live with quality of life….home-based with their family supported by the community
17 Long Term CareFor all people who are already older person or suspected to be in the futureOlder person are heterogeneous:active or functional agingdisable and dependencerich and pooreducated and noneducated
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