Feature Interview (11:55) – Geriatric medicine specialist Dr. Peter Morrow talks about the health concerns of elderly patients, how they can prevent and cope with common risks and illnesses, and how families and care-givers can give them support.
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Background Info (00:45) – Most Common Medical Concerns for Geriatric Patients
Medical Trivia (Answer at 48:32) – More people than ever are living past the age of 100. In a 2014 study of over 35,000 English people who died after age 100, the causes of death were compared to those dying between the ages of 80 and 84. 1) Were those over 100 – compared to those 80-84 – more or less likely to died from heart disease or cancer? 2) What acute/rapid-onset disease is three times more likely to cause death in those over 100 than those under?
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