Chronic Illness

While this module explains that longevity and independence are the norms among seniors, there are also widespread, common health challenges in the older age groups. Basic information is provided on the more commonplace medical conditions among seniors (e.g. heart disease and stroke; arthritis; diabetes; osteoporosis; visual impairment and hearing loss.) Students participate in practical demonstrations of sensory loss features to provide experiential learning and enhance their sensitivity to the impact of sensory deficits, when interacting and communicating with affected seniors.

You will notice that the video lectures may refer to statistics to reinforce a teaching point.  Some of these statistics are from research conducted in the past years.  In a number of instances, the research study has not been redone if the trend studied has evidenced no material change. In other circumstances, the statistics may have changed slightly, and we have then included these in the document entitled UPDATED STATS AND FACTS -- so make sure you check these out if they listed in the Resource Material section.

Step 1: RESOURCE MATERIAL.  Click Below to download and review support material:
Chronic Illness in Seniors – Core Concepts

Step 2: FEATURE PRESENTATION.  Click on ‘Launch’ to load the module presentation:
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When you access the Maturity Matters Newsletters through the Member Benefits area, you will have access to the pdf version referenced below, as well as an HTML version of each newsletter that merges YOUR contact information into the Newsletter Banner to help promote YOU to YOUR clients and community.

Maturity Matters Newsletter — Exercise and Aging Well
Maturity Matters Newsletter — How Old Are You Really?
Maturity Matters Newsletter — Fall Prevention 1 – Environmental Risk
Maturity Matters Newsletter — Fall Prevention 2 — Personal Risk
Maturity Matters Newsletter — Fall Prevention 3 — What to Do after a Fall
Maturity Matters Newsletter — Sleep and Living Longer
Maturity Matters Newsletter — Light – Circadian Rhythms — Health and Well Being

Step 4:   REVIEW THE QUIZ INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS.  The option to start the quiz will not be available until you complete the module presentation.


To load the quiz, you must 'Refresh' this page after completing the Feature Presentation lesson.  To Refresh the page, click on the F5 key or click on the reload symbol to the right of the address bar.   Remember -- the quiz will not be available to load until you have viewed the full presentation.

5 questions associated with this module will be downloaded.

You must receive a score of  at least 75% (4/5 questions answered correctly) to successfully complete this module.

If you do not achieve a score of 75% with your first try, don't worry, as you will be given the opportunity to retry the quiz, and another set of 5 questions will be made available to you.

Since the questions are selected randomly from a pool of questions, some of the questions may or may not be the same as the previous quiz.

You will notice that once you have completed a question, the correct answer will be highlighted in green, and any incorrect selection that was made will be highlighted in pink.


  • Although we wanted to create reasonably challenging questions, we did not intend to create 'trick' questions. If it feels like a trick question to you -- please re-read the question carefully and ask yourself what fact or concept is being questioned.
  • This is NOT a timed quiz. Take all the time you need to consider the question and make your best selection.
  • Be attentive to questions asking which statement is NOT correct, or if all statements are correct EXCEPT.
  • If you have read the question carefully, your first impression of the correct answer is usually the right choice to make.

Smile and Relax!  We have provided you with every opportunity to do well.