Bone Health for Adult Care

1 Hours

Discusses bone composition, factors that influence bone health, guidance on supplementation with Calcium and Vitamin D, the importance of exercise, and concerns about medication, osteoporosis and fractures.

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Bone Health for Adult Care

Building and maintaining strong bones and preventing bone loss as we age
  • Factors that Influence Bone Health
  • Calcium Guidelines
  • Vitamin D
  • Exercise
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis vs. Arthritis
  • Medication and Bone Loss
  • Fractures
  • Preventing Fractures

There are 206 seperate bones in the human body.  Collectively they form the skeletal system

Some bones have a protective function, like the skull. Others are mainly supporting structures, like the pelvis. Other bones, such as the jaw and finger bones, are chiefly concerned with movement

The bones themselves act as a storehouse of calcium, which must be maintained at a certain level in the blood for the body’ s normal chemical functioning.

Bone is living, growing tissue ... 

Bone is mostly made up of collagen, a protein, which provides a soft framework. Calcium phosphate a mineral, which adds strength and hardens the framework. This combination of collagen and calcium makes bones strong and flexible to withstand stress. More than 99% of the body’s calcium is found in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is found in the blood.

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Learning Outcomes

1.  To understand what bones are made of.

2.  To recognize the function of our bones

3.  To understand the “remodeling” process.

4.  To learn what factors influence bone health.

5.  To know the sources of calcium and vitamin D.

6.  To understand what causes Osteoporosis.

7.  To know what types of exercise help keep our bones strong.

8.  To understand how to help prevent broken bones in the elderly.

4 - Adult Care