Dealing with Chronic Disease in Older Adults
According to the National Council on Aging, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two.
Many adults with conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and others struggle to find ways to manage their condition.
Living a healthy life with chronic conditions must address issues faced by individuals dealing with chronic disease.
The afflicted need techniques to deal with problems such as:
- isolation and
- poor sleep
There is also a need for better decision-making skills to better deal with:
- medication use
- treatment options
- exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
- pacing activity
- nutritional deficiencies
- action planning.