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ILLNESS PRESENTATION IN THE ELDERLY. Underreporting of illness.Changes in distribution and altered medical models of illness.Non specific presentation of diseases.Atypical presentation of diseases.. UNDERREPORTING OF ILLNESS. 1. The prevalent attitude of Ageism, (Age=disability/morbidity) reduces demand for health care.2. The perception of unresponsive system of care, disinterested personnel or lack of facilities for elderly.3. Depression: reduces the desire for improvement,1142

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