It has been projected that the older population will grow from 40.3 million in 2010 to 72.1 million in 2030. This population is unique because they grew up in a time (1960-1970s) where the stance on alcohol and drugs were different. We are left with learning how to identify and manage this unique situation (Kuerbis, Sacco, Blazer & Moore, 2014).
Kuerbis, A., Sacco, P., Blazer, D.G., & Moore, A.A. (2014). Substance abuse among older adults. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 30(2): 629-654. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2014.04.008
Initial Post Instructions:
Please critically evaluate the subjective and objective information provided to you in the attached file below.
The first part of the discussion board is to identify all pertinent positive and, negative information and list missing information.
Then create a differential diagnosis list with at least 3 possibly actual diagnosis based on your findings.
Second part is to create a plan utilizing clinical practice guidelines for the priority diagnosis.
Be sure to utilize template, in-text citations and provide full reference citation at the end of the discussion.