Identifies the memory changes that take place in normal aging. Discusses how mild cognitive impairment (MCI) differs from memory loss in normal aging and from dementia. Describes the cognitive and personality changes that take place in Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies cognitive and personality changes that occur in a range of non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias.
Lists causes and health hazards of falls. Outlines methods of preventing falls among the elderly. Lists the techniques for improving balance among the elderly. Describes procedures to prevent falls and reduce the risks of injury.
Discusses the various forms of arthritis, its prevalence in the US population, symptoms, and risk factors. Describes the evidence for a connection between arthritis and diet, and discuss various types of diets, antioxidants, and vitamin supplements. Explains the benefits of exercise for patients with arthritis. Identifies the various forms of exercise suitable for arthritis patients, and how they may decrease or prevent arthritis symptoms. Discusses the role of social workers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists in the management of arthritis.