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Medicine use in older adults - part one

Medicine use in older adults - part one

From this module you will learn:
  • Statistics relating to the older population and their life expectancy

  • How absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion change as adults age

  • The physiological changes that occur in older adults and how this can adversely affect drug use

Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.

As is the case in many other countries, the UK’s population is ageing – this means the amount of people considered elderly is increasing.

Most developed countries have accepted 65 years or above as the definition of an elderly or older person. The percentage of the UK population that falls into this category increased from 15% in 1984 to 18% in 2014, a rise of

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