Health and Aging


Although age alone does not cause disease and illness, we are often more susceptible to common illnesses that we associate with older adults. In this module you will learn about memory loss, stroke, heart disease, falls, depression, and other health issues that can be of great concern to your older friends and family.

1. To learn about conditions and illnesses which commonly affect older adults.
2. To learn about possible warning signs of each condition or illness.
3. To identify ways that older adults can help themselves and the ways that you can help older adults and their family members.