Case Study 1
of Altered Health in Older Adults
P. is an 82-year-old male living at home. He is in overall good health and
enjoys taking long walks as often as possible. During his walks, he likes to
stop for a cold glass of fruit juice at the local cafeteria. On cold or rainy
days, he rides a stationary bicycle at home for 30 minutes to “stay in good
- What physiological
factors would typically increase Joseph’s risk of falling while walking
- What are the common
changes in blood pressure regulation that occurs with aging?
- Joseph enjoys fruit
juice when he walks. Considering the renal system in the older adult, why
would dehydration be a particular concern?
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