Age related diseases for health professionals

Overview

Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins

Every older adult experiences chronic illness differently. The presence and severity of symptoms, and the individual’s ability to cope with their condition differs based on life experience, social
and emotional support networks, and the strategies they develop to cope with daily living.

Age-associated diseases are chronic, or acute, and related to long-term degenerative processes. Examples include dementia, osteoporosis, cancer, and coronary heart disease.

This course explains some of the most common conditions associated with ageing. It will help anyone providing care to an older person, to understand the conditions and how they may impact upon an individual.

This course has been written by healthcare content experts and
has been peer reviewed.

Target Audience

Nurses and aged care workers

Learning Objectives

Learners will learn the most common conditions associated with ageing be able to recognise the common signs and symptoms. Diseases discussed are:

  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • arthritis related conditions
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • macular degeneration
  • cataracts
  • cancer

Business Case

This course supports the development of skills and knowledge for those providing care to older people building a knowledge base that improves understanding of common patient conditions.

This course may be used by providers to demonstrate evidence of workforce training that is consistent with the NSQHS
Standards, Standard 5: Comprehensive Care.

This course may be used by providers to demonstrate evidence of workforce training that is consistent with the ACQS Standards, Standard 3: Personal care and clinical care.

Created By: Health Staff Ed