Heath and Aging

What's Your Aging IQ?

Harriet is 68.

Harriet is 68. man and woman going over paperworkShe is always on the go—busy doing things around her house and managing the family finances. Lately she has been bothered more and more by urinary incontinence. Sometimes, she can't make it to the bathroom in time. Then last month, while hurrying to the bathroom, she slipped on a throw rug in the hall, fell, and broke her hip. She spent almost a week in the hospital and then several weeks recovering in a care facility getting therapy. Her husband had trouble at home finding what he needed to pay the bills.

22. Urinary accidents don't have to be a fact of life for older people. True / False

23. Older people can't help falling. True / False

24. Make sure someone you trust knows where all your important papers are. True / False

Publication Date: July 2010
Page Last Updated: January 22, 2015

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