The leading causes of death for older adults have shifted from infectious diseases and acute illnesses to chronic diseases and degenerative illnesses. Many have multiple chronic conditions.
Several recent studies have shed new light on key health issues in older persons. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of the latest findings.
Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “The New Old: 10 Updates on Geriatric Health,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.