Older Adults and Chronic Disease

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:

  • frustration,
  • fatigue,
  • 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
  • rest
  • nutritional deficiencies
  • action planning.


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