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Medical Conditions in Older Adults

Last updated on: Saturday, 6 May 2023
  • What You'll Learn
  • Heart Disease

    Heart disease includes numerous conditions under the heart disease umbrella. Heart disease is often called cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases are conditions that involve blocked blood vessels or narrowed blood vessels…
  • Oral Health Issues

    Oral health refers to the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak, and chew. There are common diseases that affect oral health, like cavities,…
  • Respiratory Illnesses

    Respiratory illness or disease affects the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system. These diseases are caused by infection, smoking, or breathing in secondhand tobacco smoke, radon, asbestos, or…
  • Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis

    What is Osteoarthritis? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. The problem occurs most frequently in the hands, hips, and…
  • How COVID 19 Affects Underlying Health Conditions in Aging Adults

    What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that cause disease in animals and humans. Per the…
  • Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

    Cognitive impairments in older adults could be either mild or severe. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is generally problems with memory, language, thinking, or judgment. Mild cognitive impairment is usually not…