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Health and Aging 1BB3 - January 30th, 2012

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McMaster University
Health, Aging and Society
Yvonne Leblanc

thHealth and Aging Lecture January 30 2012Personal Health and IllnessTo Consider y Causes of death in later life y HealthIllnessdisease in later life y Quality of life o Compression of morbidity hypothesis o The model of successful aging Look at Causes of Death in Later Life slide Health in Later Life Although seniors are often impacted by multiple physical health issues such as chronic conditions and reduced mobility and functioning many feel health and are willing to take action to improve their health Health status influences both quantity and quality of lifeThe prevalence of serious chronic health conditions increases with ageBetween 60 and 80 percent of adults 65 report having at least one chronic illness an activity limitation or a mobility limitationSeniors Mental HealthSatisfied or very satisfied with life965 2009Excellent or very good selfrated mental health704 2009Alzheimers disease and other dementias estimated89 2008Physical Health and DiseaseExcellent or very good selfrated health436 2009 Excellent or very god functional health62 2005 High blood pressure561 2009 Heart disease226 2009 Arthritis437 2009Diabetes213 20062007 Often has difficulties with activities253 2008 Seniors and Chronic Health Conditions
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