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    What would be considered a top vulnerability issue in the elderly? Relate to the vulnerability of elderly specifically. Ideas: loneliness, depression, chronic health concerns.

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    As we age our bodies and minds become more vulnerable to physical and mental stresses. This vulnerability associated with age puts the elderly specifically at risk for a variety of medical and psychological illnesses.

    Falling: With increased age there is a loss of muscle strength, flexibility and bone density that put the elderly at risk for bone injuries due to falls.

    Dementia: Senility is often associated with aging but it is not directly caused by aging. However, the elderly are at increased risk due to nutritional deficiencies and decreased intellectual ...

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    Several paragraphs with references discussing the top vulnerability issue in the elderly.