Social Determinants of Health in Aging
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Social Determinants of Health in Aging

Explore the impact of social determinants of health on aging individuals, including the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES), loneliness, functional decline, and psychological well-being. Understand how declines in health and the loss of a spouse can affect financial status and overall quality of life in older age.

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What is one of the strategies for aging mentioned in the text related to nutrition?

Maintaining bone and muscle health

Which factor could result in dehydration in aging individuals according to the text?

Problems with nutrient absorption along the GI tract

What is one of the psychological factors affecting nutrition in older adults as mentioned in the text?

Loss of taste and smell senses

Which preventive healthcare strategy for aging is mentioned in the text?

<p>Screening for diseases like cancer and hypertension</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key reason mentioned in the text for creating policies to support an aging population?

<p>Supporting in-home care for the elderly</p> Signup and view all the answers

What term is used to describe the state of increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes in older adults?

<p>Frailty</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does low Socioeconomic Status (SES) influence the psychological health of aging individuals?

<p>Increases the risk of declines in mental health</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a common Frailty sign in older adults?

<p>High activity level</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do older adults fear about being frail?

<p>Beginning their own cycle to decline and death</p> Signup and view all the answers

In older individuals, what effect does feeling lonely have on the risk of functional decline and death?

<p>Increases the risk of functional decline and death</p> Signup and view all the answers

What contribution does Low SES make to disease burden in older adults?

<p>Increases disease burden</p> Signup and view all the answers

What theory suggests that a negative bias against older individuals protects younger individuals from thinking about the negative aspects of aging?

<p>Terror management theory</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the context of chronic diseases, which one is characterized by abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and disrupt normal tissue functioning?

<p>Chronic disease – Cancer</p> Signup and view all the answers

What condition is linked to lung irritants like air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust, along with a history of smoking?

<p>Chronic disease – COPD</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which chronic disease is related to arterial stiffness, ventricle remodeling, high 'bad cholesterol,' weight gain, and menopausal hormonal changes?

<p>Chronic disease – Cardiovascular Disease</p> Signup and view all the answers

What term describes the time that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles?

<p>Menopause</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which theory suggests that stereotypes help individuals categorize themselves and identify with their social in-group?

<p>Functional approach theory</p> Signup and view all the answers

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