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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Michelle Silver

HLTB03H3: Foundations in Health Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Winter 2011 Instructor: Anna Walsh. Term: Winter 2011 Wednesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Lecture Room: Room HW216 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 416-287- 5642 Office: BV 506 Office Hours: Mondays: 2 p.m- 3 p.m. Aging and Health March 9/2011 Midlife and Aging: Health and Health Care: Ch. 17 and 18. From Hospital and Residential Care Current Events: • Misconceptions associated with age and discrimination of the elderly • Term coined by Robert Butler =ageism in 1969 • Discrimination after the age of 65 • Ppl in society will assume there is cognitive impairment associated with aging • Mandatory retirement @ 65 has been abolished in Canada • Botox injections and the quest for youth; injecting toxins in the body to achieve youth; occurs after the age of 20 to achieve youth • Environment that is physically difficult to handle • Environment needed that is accessible to ppl of all ages • The need for geriatricians • Baby boomers retire this year and need resources to help the aging population in Canada • Perks of being over the age of 55: no kidnapping, ppl call @ 9pm and wake you, no longer viewed as a hypochondriac • North Americans are not getting enough sleep they need; use of electronics in the hour before bedtime is aggravating this matter • US sleep foundation conducted this study; pattern of usage of technology--- artificial light exposure between dusk and bedtime, suppresses the release of melatonin which is important for sleep causing the person to stay alert • Light being emitted from electronics and used an hour before sleep suppresses melatonin in order to sleep • Young ppl from the ages of 13-18 were the most tired • 33% ppl of this survey were awakened at night by emails and text messages • Ppl claimed who were tired all the time caused problems for them: affecting mood, family life, social life, and work • Older adults= affect mood, work, and social life • Many ppl will sleep with their cell phones on their bedside table • Age usually a marker for underlying conditions • Ppl suffering from hypothyroidism can also cause lack of sleep • One of the symptoms of MS is fatigue 1 • Sleep behaviour should be noted and key to aging • Avoid exposure to bright lights after sunset • Exercise • Relax before going to sleep without any distractions • Look at ways to address this problem • Study between the link between IBU-profin (motrin, advil, and Tylenol) 38% less likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease • Approximately 1 million ppl of Parkinson’s in the US affects ppl age 50 and over; chronic condition • Lack of neurotransmitter of dopamine located in the substantia nigra • Linked to some sort of inflammatory disease • Patients who are taking IBU-profin for comorbid diseases that may lower the risk for Parkinson’s • Treatment for MS was the use of immunosuppressant’s because the immune system would basically attack itself • CCSVI= CHRONIC CEREBROSPINALVINIS INSUFFICIENCY • Pilot study of liberation procedure in Hamilton; need for reliable research • Fatigue and numbness of • Presence of optic neuritis and problems with their vision • Lack of balance • Intolerance of heat • Use of MRI to diagnosis MS but is not conclusive • Going to the washroom frequently • Issues with mobility • New immigrants would have to wait 3 months before getting OHIP funding for healthcare • Toronto’s board of health wants to provide health coverage to immigrants as soon as they land • Presence of TB in immigrants • David McKeown • Early diagnosis of TB and treatment is crucial • BC asks immigrants to wait 3 months • Coverage for newcomers in Quebec depends on factors (severity and treatment options available) th • Section 32: Obligation to an Adult Child (check March 7 HLTB01 notes) • Midlife Mid-life is often seen as a time of transition, opportunity and challenge. For some, it is also a time of "heightened re-evaluation and reorientation". Mid-life- defined as between 40 and 65 years of age. Literature on health and mid-life is generally focused on the beginning of bodily "decline," when hormone levels drop, 2 physiological functions begin to fall, mental acuity wanes and the resulting inevitable deterioration of health occurs for both men and women. • Morbidity at ages 45- 64 Morbidity at ages 45- 64 is attributed to a number of diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, the beginnings of osteoporosis and ar
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