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Older Adults with Complex Chronic Conditions
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Effective tertiary prevention approaches are urgently needed to reduce disease burden on population health due to multi-morbidity. These presentations will discuss data sources available to study co-occurring cognitive impairment and chronic conditions; medication burden at end of life due to complex chronic conditions; the functional impact of multiple comorbidities; and drug-alcohol interactions in U.S. older adults.
Session Objectives: Explain the association of obesity and diabetes on disability in older Americans over 17 years of follow-up.
Describe the overall medication burden during the last week of life among older hospice patients with cancer, dementia, debility, heart disease and lung disease in the United States.
Describe the current evidence on dementia-severity cognitive impairment and co-occurring chronic conditions.
Discuss the implications of potential drug-alcohol interactions on the health of older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Chiropractic Health Care, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights