Elderly in Assisted Living Facilities Suffer from 3 Common Health Conditions

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Elderly in Assisted Living Facilities Suffer from 3 Common Health Conditions

According to a recent government study, it has been revealed that elderly living in assisted living facilities generally suffer from three diseases, high blood pressure, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

The study unveiled that as many as 82% residents have one of them. But the study findings have raised a question that what factor has been causing the overlap of the three diseases. The study researchers were of the view that it was quite shocking to know that more than 50% resident required medical help.

Continuous requirement of medical assistance puts strain on elderly health and there are chances that they can suffer from not only cognitive, but also functional impairment.

While carrying out the study, it was found that 42% elderly were living with dementia. However, 9% were having dementia as well as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease.

Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy at Duke was of the view that there are chances that treatment of dementia is not possible without the treatment of the vascular problems.

But it shall also be understood that it gets very difficult to treat multiple conditions. "We don't universally do a great job of how we treat conditions that overlap, for example Alzheimer's and high blood pressure", said Dr. Cynthia Boyd from Johns Hopkins.

 


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