As the median age of the Cystic Fibrosis patient is approaching forty years, Cystic Fibrosis patients are experiencing and developing 'adult' illness, responsibilities, comorbidities, and challenges of daily living and quality of life.
There are many challenging and unique concerns for the aging Cystic Fibrosis patient. This session will address four; the importance of sleep and its influence on health, posture, urinary incontinence and pelvic floor, when to begin routine screenings, such as bone density study, colonoscopy, mammograms, etc., and how to balance stressors that occur with chronic illness, comorbidities, family and careers.
Learn the importance and benefits of good sleep, the challenges
of obtaining restful sleep consistently, and how fatigue and insomnia can
adversely affect health.
Recognize the older CF patient has unique health screenings
added to their routine CF care such as colonoscopy, bone density study,
mammogram, etc. and when such screenings should be added to 'annual'
Recognize the adult CF patient has multiple challenges and
stressors, balancing lifestyle, career, health, family.