Ch 9: Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population

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Watch online psychology video lessons and learn how chronic conditions are affected by factors including substance use, stress, genetics and diet. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter on chronic conditions, our instructor discusses how the decisions people make about diet and exercise, or even the way they manage stress, can impact their health in the long run. Lessons also examine health aspects beyond an individual's control, like gender or family history. Use this chapter to find out how these factors and more affect chronic conditions among adults:

  • Demographics
  • Family history
  • Risk behaviors
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Exposure to stress

Video Objectives
Chronic Conditions Across Adulthood: Common Types and Treatments Identify some common chronic conditions associated with adulthood and explain how people manage them.
How Family History and Genetics Affect Health and Chronic Conditions Describe how family history and genetics affect individuals' risk factors for chronic disease.
How Socioeconomic Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions Explain how health is impacted by socioeconomic factors, including access to health care as well as ethnicity and gender.
How Diet and Exercise Affect Health and Chronic Conditions Outline the effects of diet, exercise and eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, on chronic conditions and overall health.
How Substance Use Affects Health and Chronic Conditions Discuss how alcohol, tobacco and drug use affect health and chronic conditions.
How Stress and Control Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions Examine the impact of stress on chronic conditions and overall health. Identify stress management issues across adulthood.
How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions Assess the impact of sleep problems on health and chronic conditions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population
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Chronic Conditions Across Adulthood: Common Types and Treatments

1. Chronic Conditions Across Adulthood: Common Types and Treatments

In this lesson, we will explore several chronic diseases and conditions that can afflict a person in adulthood. These range from the lethal to the painfully annoying. In addition, we will discuss common ways that they are managed.

How Family History and Genetics Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

2. How Family History and Genetics Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

In this lesson, we will look at the influence that genetics has on us in terms of chronic, and sometimes lethal, diseases or conditions. We look briefly at how many individuals are born with predispositions to various conditions.

How Socioeconomic Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

3. How Socioeconomic Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

This lessons examines some of the fundamental differences of socioeconomic status, as well as how these issues interact with a person's health and their chronic conditions.

How Diet and Exercise Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

4. How Diet and Exercise Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

Here we will discuss how the elements of diet and exercise can reduce the risk or the severity of a chronic condition or disease. We look specifically at diet and how it can be great, good, okay or terrible. Exercise can be excessive, incorrect, correct or absent.

How Substance Use Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

5. How Substance Use Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

While not every substance and every chronic condition can be covered in a single lesson, we attempt to look at the most common types (alcohol and smoking), as well as some generalizations about illegal substances.

How Stress and Control Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

6. How Stress and Control Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

In this lesson, we'll look at how the idea of control, or the illusion of control, leads a person to stress. This stress, in turn, magnifies many chronic ailments.

How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

7. How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

This lesson explores the effects of missing out on sleep. We examine the general issues that happen when a person misses out on sleep, as well as how sleep debt can compound chronic health conditions.

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