Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions

Visit the National Institutes of Health Senior Health information website: Choose one of the chronic health conditions that is discussed on the site and summarize the following: definition, causes and risk factors, and symptoms and diagnosis. Next, locate two recently-published articles that discuss the latest research on how to treat the condition; one of the articles should be from a peer-reviewed journal. Briefly summarize what you have learned from these sources.
In your discussion consider the following:

  1. the implications for aging individuals and aging societies of increasing numbers of older persons living with chronic conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, and
  2. ways that prevention and treatment using a biopsychosocial model—e.g., lifestyle changes—would benefit older adults living with chronic conditions such as those you have addressed.

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