What does it mean by special related needs for the middle age adult?

  1. Question? I'm doing a project on the middle age adult and one of the questions I must address says, Identify special health related needs for someone in this age group? I came up with hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, various kinds of cancer, asthma, impaired vision and hearing, AIDS, obesity, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Did I answer this question correct? Also what kind of interventions can I do as a nurse to assist the middle age adult? Thanks for any type of help!
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  3. by   cursedandblessed
    By middle age adult are you talking about erikson's age's?

    For women you have menopause.
  4. by   thatsforreal
    Yes, according to Erikson. I put in the wrong question. It suppose to say, Identify special health related needs for the middle age adult? Sorry about that. Is this question talking about some of the diseases that affect the middle age adult?
  5. by   markuskristian
    Quote from scmedasst
    By middle age adult are you talking about erikson's age's?

    For women you have menopause.
    Men experience andropause as well.
  6. by   thatsforreal
    Thanks. I didn't know about andropause. What is it?
  7. by   cursedandblessed
    osteoarthritis NSAID safety teaching, health promotion r/t diet, smoking, exercise, importance of mammography, PSA testing exams, colonoscopy, prevention of pregnancy in the peri-menopausal woman who feels she can't take BC pills anymore due to HTN
  8. by   fitzhughh
    I would also talk about social/cognative issues according to Erickson's stages.
  9. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    I wasn't aware that AIDS was for Middle age, I thought AIDS was more prevalent in younger people??

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