Ageing with Asthma

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Up to one in seven Australians aged over 65 (or 7-15%) are estimated to have asthma, however, asthma is often misdiagnosed and overlooked in older adults. Older adults are also five-times more likely to die from asthma than younger people, and many live with comorbidities.

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Older adults (over 65s) are five-times more likely to die from asthma than younger people. Sadly, asthma is often misdiagnosed and overlooked in older adults, despite being just as common as it is in younger populations. Up to one in seven Australians aged over 65 (or 7-15%) are estimated to have asthma, however, many adult-onset cases are undiagnosed. Furthermore, there is a large prevalence of comorbidity among older people with asthma.

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Lynn Hancock
11 Aug 2020
great article with great resources
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Gayle Meeking
12 Aug 2020
Well written, easy to understand. Informative.
David Atkins
30 Aug 2020
Short, sweet & comprehensive
Robyn Harris
08 Aug 2020
Patricia gaffney
07 Aug 2020
I generally thought of asthma as a disease developed in childhood rather than only becoming a problem in adulthood.
Anne Domingo
01 Apr 2020
Great resource!
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Jacqui Simao
30 Apr 2021
Good resource for PCAs supporting older adults with asthma
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Grant Bradley
19 Aug 2020
Very informative and insightful
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Gemma McEwin
11 Aug 2020
Simple to read and gives an opening to ask patients questions about their health.
Melissa Sinfield
11 Aug 2020
Amongst other topics, this article covered co-morbidities associated with asthma in older people. This is an area that I am particularly interested in and provided me with up to date, pertinent information.
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