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Healthy Older Adults
Late-Life Depression Quiz
Late-Life Depression Quiz Older adults often suffer from depression needlessly because they fail to recognize its signs or are reluctant to talk with their health care provider about it. In addition, friends and family may think that the symptoms of depression they see in an older person are just a passing mood. Depression, however, is a medical illness. Learn more about depression in the elderly by taking this quiz. 1. Depression is a natural part of growing older. You didn't answer this question. You ...
Take the Hearing Quiz Hearing loss can occur for many reasons. Sometimes it occurs as people age. Sometimes it occurs after a long exposure to loud sounds. Learn more about hearing and hearing loss by taking this quiz. 1. After years of exposure to a humming refrigerator, people can develop hearing loss. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Although long-term exposure to certain sounds can cause hearing loss, sounds of less than 75 decibels are considered safe. A humming r...
Take the Arthritis Quiz This quiz is a chance to find out more about arthritis and arthritis treatment. 1. Although doctors have identified more than 100 forms of arthritis, most people have one of three main forms. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The three most common kinds of arthritis in older people are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gouty arthritis. A. True B. False 2. Arthritis affects only the wrist, ankle, and knee joints. You didn't answer this que...
Depression Risk Assessment
Depression Risk Assessment More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression. About twice as many women as men suffer from this medical condition. Major depression is an all-encompassing illness that affects a person's body, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Certain things can trigger an episode of depression. They include a stressful life event, genetics, physical illness, medications, drug or alcohol abuse, or hormone levels. Any one of these factors, or a combination of them, ca...