Physical affects of ageing

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What are the physical changes during ageing?
Hearing loss, become far sighted, joints become stiff, bones may become brittle and increase the risk of fractures
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How might an individual reduce the affects of ageing?
Staying active/ exercise, eating healthy, gardening
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What are the factors of Obesity?
Mainly having a poor diet, eating large amounts of processed or fast food, drinking too much alcohol, eating larger portions, drinking too many sugary drinks, comfort eating, lack of physical activity, genetics and medical reasons
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What are the factors of Cardiovascular disease?
High BP, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, no exercise, being overweight or obese, family history of CVD and ethnic background
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What are the two types of dementia?
Vascular dementia and Alzheimers disease
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What causes Vascular dementia?
Caused by reduced blood flow to the brain, which damages and eventually kills the brain cells. This causes narrowing of small blood cells , a stroke, lots of "mini strokes"
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What are the risk factors of Vascular dementia?
High BP, smoking, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, being overweight or obese, diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption, atrial fibrillation
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What are the cognitive symptoms of Vascular dementia?
Confusion, disorientation, trouble speaking or understanding speech, vision loss, difficulty with planning and mood behavioural changes
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What are the physical symptoms of Vascular dementia?
Finding it difficult to walk and keep balance, loss of bladder control, increasing difficulty with daily activities
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How is Vascular dementia diagnosed?
The GP will rule out any symptoms, GP will talk about any medical history to the person, GP will do a physical examination, doctor or nurse will do tests on mental abilities, may be referred to a specialist
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What causes Alzheimers disease?
Caused by parts of the brain shrinking, age, family history, downs syndrome, head injuries, cardiovascular disease, smoking, obesity, diabetes, high BP, and high cholesterol
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What are the risk factors of Alzheimers disease?
Diabetes, high BP, depression, high cholesterol, blood sugar, obesity, heart disease, alcohol, head injuries,
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What are the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimers disease?
Increased memory loss and confusion, problems recognising family & friends, inability to learn new things, problems coping with new situations, hallucinations and delusions
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What are the physical symptoms of Alzheimers disease?
Difficulty with tasks, repetitive behaviour, taking shorter steps, decreased fine motor skills, getting lost, insomnia, poor dressing habits.
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