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CARE: Age related diseases and disorders

This course explores a range of diseases, disorders and conditions that we may encounter as we age, and how it can look when an older adult has more than one medical condition, known as comorbidities.
CARE: Age related diseases and disorders
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Estimated 5 weeks
1–2 hours per week
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About this course

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This course introduces you age-related diseases and disorders that are common in older adults. These include conditions in many parts of the body, like the nervous system, cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, and urinary system.

This course takes you through interviews with clinical specialists, and lead patients to help you gain a deeper understanding of the common conditions that occur with age. In section one, this course will cover various aspects of dementias and mental health disorders. In section two, we will learn about cardiovascular diseases, stroke, respiratory diseases and diabetes. In section three, we will discover what happens when someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, as well as frailty and musculoskeletal disorders. Finally, in secton four, we will go through urological diseases and disorders, as well as cancer, and touch upon behavior change as a support tool.

At a glance

  • Institution: KIx
  • Subject: Health & Safety
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    CARE: Introduction to Caregiving for Older Adults
  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • Dementias and Mental Health Disorders
  • Respiratory Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes
  • Parkinson's disease, Frailty and Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Urological diseases and Disorders, and Cancer

About the instructors

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This course is developed through CARE ( - a unique partnership of academic institutions, companies and governmental agencies that monitor the needs, support, and quality of care necessary to provide their citizens.

This course focuses on carers across Europe, and has been supported by EIT Health, which promotes healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare.  More information on the courses, work and resources can be found at

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