Chronic conditions of the Elderly

Chronic diseases can have a profound impact on the health and quality of life of elder. The most common chronic diseases afflicting the elderly are: Adult onset diabetes, Arthritis, Kidney and bladder problems, Dementia, Glaucoma, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Macular degeneration, Depression, Cardiovascular disease etc. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a lot of the sickness, disability, and even death associated with chronic disease can be avoided through preventive measures. The CDC suggests lessening the possibility of the onset of chronic disease in later years by:

  • Practicing a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular exercise and avoiding tobacco use

  • Regular use of early detection and testing such as breast, prostate and cervical cancer screenings, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, bone density scans, etc.

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