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02 Introduction to geriatric dentistry

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myths about aging:

MYTH: THERE ARE NOT THAT MANY OLDER PEOPLE.
-we have a growing population of old people
-[ ] are the fastest growing
-for the first time in US history, older adults are projected to outnumber children by [ ]
-currently, [ ] of the population are 65+ and [ ] of children are under 18.
-in [ ] the elderly will over power the children
-in [ ], 23.5% will be 65+ and 19.8% are children under 18
CONSEQUENCES:
-social: [ ] ratio is off. too many retirees and too few productive workers.
-economical: the economy will suffer as a consequence of a [ ] an a heavier use of [ ] systems
-today, people >65 years account for over [ ] of the cost of healthcare in the US. this means that [ ] of the population accounts for [ ] of health care costs
-this problem is true world wide and through all types of countries


MYTH: OLD PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SICK
-older people have [ ] than younger people
-elderly have developed [ ] to many diseases
-elderly have [ ] AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS and have the [ ] NUMBERS OF ALCOHOL RELATED ACCIDENTS
-nearly 90% of all older adults have [ ]
-30% of individuals >65 have [ ]
-comorbidity increases the risk of the adverse outcomes and disability

MYTH: SENIORS ARE DEPRESSED, GRUMPY AND UNPRODUCTIVE
-the personality you have when you are younger is the one you will have when you are older
-iron nun

MYTH: ELDERLY DON'T HAVE SEX
-[ ] is growing faster in people over 50 than in people under 40
-[ ] of new cases of [ ] are in people over 50. 16% of those are drug users.
-people born from 1945-1965 (baby boomers) are [ ] more likely to have [ ] than other adults
-[ ] are on the rise in all age groups
myths about aging:

MYTH: THERE ARE NOT THAT MANY OLDER PEOPLE.
-we have a growing population of old people
-85 and older (baby boomers) are the fastest growing
-for the first time in US history, older adults are projected to outnumber children by 2035
-15.2% of the population are 65+ and 22.8% of children are under 18.
-in 2035 the elderly will over power the children
-in 2060, 23.5% will be 65+ and 19.8% are children under 18
CONSEQUENCES:
-social: workers-to-retired ratio is off. too many retirees and too few productive workers.
-economical: the economy will suffer as a consequence of a smaller workforce an a heavier use of health and social systems
-today, people >65 years account for over 33% of the cost of healthcare in the US. this means that 15% of the population accounts for 33% of health care costs
-this problem is true world wide and through all types of countries


MYTH: OLD PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SICK
-older people have FEWER ACUTE ILLNESSES than younger people
-elderly have developed IMMUNITY to many diseases
-elderly have FEWER AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS and have the LOWEST NUMBERS OF ALCOHOL RELATED ACCIDENTS
-nearly 90% of all older adults have CHRONIC ILLNESS
-30% of individuals >65 have 3 or more chronic illnesses
-comorbidity increases the risk of the adverse outcomes and disability

MYTH: SENIORS ARE DEPRESSED, GRUMPY AND UNPRODUCTIVE
-the personality you have when you are younger is the one you will have when you are older
-iron nun

MYTH: ELDERLY DON'T HAVE SEX
-HIV is growing faster in people over 50 than in people under 40
-11% of new cases of AIDS are in people over 50. 16% of those are drug users.
-people born from 1945-1965 (baby boomers) are 5x more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults
-HPV and oral cancers are on the rise in all age groups