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ANCIENT ROMANS (AGE THROUGH HISTORY):
Had limited respect for the elderly and the sick, in the nations of Rome the elderly and sick were the first to be killed.
DR. I. L NASHER, KNOWN AS FATH OF GERIATRICS:
Wrote his first geriatric textbook in 1914, American literature during the first half of the 20th century reflects little improvement in the status of older adults.
UNIQUE SUBSETS OF ELDERLY"
At one time all persons over the age 65 years were grouped together under the category as being old.
Now the category is as follows:
Young old - 65
Old - 75 to 85
Old Old - 85 to 100
Elite Old - over 100
10 LEADING CHRONIC CONDITIONS AFFECTING POPULATIONS AGE 65 AND OLDER.
Arthritis, hight b/p, hearing impairments, heart conditions, visual impairments, defomities or orthopedic impairments, diabetes, chronic sinusitis, hay fever, allergic rhinitis (without asthma) varisose veins.
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH FOR PERSONS 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER:
heart disease
Maligant Neoplasms (cancer)
Cervrovascular (stroke)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Pneumonia and Influenza
Diabetes
Accidents
Alzheimers disease
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, nephrosis
Septicema
PHARMAOKINETICS:
Refers to the process by which drugs are absorbed, distrupted, metabolized and excreted.