Health Characteristics of an Aging Population


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An example of Primary Aging is

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1. Acute diseases have

2. Which of the following was not an 'activity of daily living'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your understanding of the characteristics of aging. Topics you'll need to be familiar with include functional health, acute disease and secondary aging.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • The nature of primary aging
  • Characteristics of acute disease
  • Activities of daily living
  • Treatment for the loss of functional health
  • The quality of life after age 85

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the health characteristics of an aging population
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what happens when older people are unable to take care of themselves any more
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as primary aging and secondary aging

Additional Learning

To further your comprehension of the nature of the problems we may confront as we get older, view the associated lesson called Health Characteristics of an Aging Population. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • General path of how people feel when they age
  • How to determine when it's time to institutionalize a person
  • The difference between how older relatives were treated years ago and how they are generally treated today
  • Contributory factors that have resulted in an increased life expectancy