TWO SEPARATE QUESTIONS. ONE SET IS IN THE FORM OF AN ATTACHMENT AND IT IS A QUIZ WITH QUESTIONS. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW AND THE ONES ATTACHED.
1 Compare and contrast Alzheimer’s and normal age-related memory changes. Due to the increasing older adult population, AD rates will increase. However, the etiology of it is not well understood and there are no effective treatments. What would you suggest for decreasing the risk to AD, slowing the rate of AD or living with AD? How are the families of AD patients affected and what would you suggest to lessen the physical and emotional stress of caring for an AD older patient? How can this issue be addressed at a societal or community level to reduce the risk of AD or assist those with AD?
2. Assume that you are a physician who primarily sees older adults. How would you diagnose depression and anxiety and which treatments do you think are the most effective and why?
3. The article “The State of Mental Health and Aging in America” presents various maps which illustrate the distribution of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, life satisfaction, and frequent mental distress. Why do you think that certain states higher rates? Why do women have higher rates than men of the same age? Why do Hispanics have a higher rate than whites? If this is to be addressed as a public health issue, what social policies or program would be helpful in addressing mental health problems among older adults.
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