Health & Illness of the Aging Population: Definition & Trends


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Which of the following is NOT an essential aspect of health?

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1. Which of the following would an autoimmune disease NOT attack?

2. Vaccinations in the elderly:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aging can have adverse effects on the way that bodies recover from illness. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand how and why these effects take place, as well as defining key terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Defining terms like health and autoimmune disease
  • Understanding the effects of vaccinations in elderly people
  • Identifying the effects of a scratch on an elderly person

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related aging and health lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the use of vaccinations in the aging population and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about slower healing and delayed immune responses in the elderly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the health and aging, review the accompanying lesson on Health & Illness in the Aging Population. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the differences between health and illness
  • Providing definitions for key terms
  • Differentiating between acute and chronic diseases
  • Explaining how aging affects the body's methods of dealing with illness or injury