Being Sexually Active Help Improve An Elderly 's Physical Condition

1328 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Based on my reading of the article Psychosocial Factors in Aging, the research finds that aging can positively affect physical health, emotional well-being, and cognition (Larzelere, 2011). Being sexually active can help improve an elderly’s physical condition. Most seniors believe that sexual activity is a vital part of life and important to the maintenance of good relationships. Continued sexual functioning into advanced age has been associated with lower all-cause and stroke-specific mortality rates in both men and women (Larzelere, 2011). Eileen who was 92, was still a flirt and she enjoyed physical attention. She was very old but the physical attention made her happy and she lived to an old age of 93 (Walker, 2008). Most seniors rate their relationships as both physically and emotionally satisfying (Larzelere, 2011).
The research finds that older age is associated with more pleasant emotional experiences and improved emotion regulation (Larzelere, 2011). An example of this finding in the movie was when Bob died. The Young@Heart group were on their way to a singing engagement at the jail, when the terrible news was given to them. Although they were sad, they were able to produce enough excitement for their audience and they even dedicated a song to Bob. Singing with Bob gave the group pleasant emotional experiences with him, and once he had left they were able to cope with his death in just enough time for them to perform (Walker, 2008). This illustrates the positive…

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