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Explain each stage of death and dying
1. denial and isolation
2. anger
3. bargaining
4. depression
5. acceptance
List William Worden's 4 tasks of mourning
1. Accepting the reality of the loss
2. working through the pain of grief
3. Adjusting to the changed environment which the deceased is absent.
4. Emotionally relocating the deceased and moving on with life
By 2030, state the predicted % of Americans 65+
1/4 25%
define death
cessation of the flow of vital bodily fluids
Explain 3 plans for social change associated with aging
changing roles and relationships
increase leisure time
the economics of retirement
Explain 5 adaptations for physical change associated with aging
menopause, osteoporosis, arthritis, hearing loss, vision changes
Explain 3 psychological and mental changes associated with aging
Dementia, grief, and depression
life expectancy
A malformation of the heart or the large blood vessels near the heart
list 5 government programs designed to assist the elderly
Food stamps, housing subsides, social security, medicare, medicaid
discuss 8 life- enhancing measures
Challenge your mind, develop physical fitness, eat wisely, maintain a healthy body weight, control drinking and over dependence on medications, recognize and reduce stress, schedule physical examinations to defect treatable diseases, don't smoke
define biological aging
Senescence of biological aging is the change in the biology of an organism as it ages after its maturity.
Define psychological aging
the duration or the measure of time of the existence of a person or object
Describe the hospice philosophy
The hospice philosophy recognizes that every person deserves to live out his or her life with respect and dignity, alert and free of pain, in an environment
Define grief
Deep sorrow, that caused by someone's death
Define Bereavement
Mourning; state of sorrown over the death or departure of loved one
Define mourning
The expression of deep sorrow for someone who has died, typically involving following certain conventions such as wearing black clothes.