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Lecture 7

Lecture 7

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Anna Walsh

HLTB01 Lecture 7 June 2810 There was 1 geriatrician for every 5000 65+ - ratio is going to get worse Have to deal with diabetes, dementia Med school students who go in to geriatrics dont get reimbursement, not a popular field 2000 study at John Hopkins 20% of those 65+ have at least 5 chronic conditions If we dont offer solutions to these growing problems we will all suffer Lack of training will lead to a misdiagnosis There is a disconnect between what the family doctor tells the patient just prescribe medication dont look at the individual needs use Bandaid solutions quick Dont have enough hours of homecare dont have enough human resources available Geriatricians should be reimbursed with their time should be as important as other specialties 13.7% of all Canadians 65+ 3.7 million Canadians (55-64) Cognitive impairment earliest manifestation of aging 4% of the population in Canada is experiencing mil cognitive impairment 15-20% of these follow AD (common cause of dementia) People who have strokes might not be able to tell the difference between hot and cold Elderly might have a problem with burning themselves, loss of sensitivity (problem with handling little things buttoning) T
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