Lesson 1 Introduction

How to stay healthy as you grow older?

Watch the video and write down how do you think active aging can be promoted?

The elderly are one of the most vulnerable groups in the population due to their health and socialization problems.

Older people are sensitive both to physical and mental health issues.

Common conditions in older age include hearing loss, vision issues, osteoarthritis, diabetes, depression and dementia. As people age, they are more likely to experience several conditions at the same time.

This Chapter will mainly focus on the above health issues presenting –accordingly- causative or health risk factors, prevention strategies, as well as brief information about the treatment of each disease.

  • hearing loss
  • vision issues
  • osteoarthritis
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • dementia