The Growing Elderly Population And Determines The Issues, Obstacles, And Concerns

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This paper examines the growing elderly population and determines the issues, obstacles, and concerns they face on a daily basis. The literature sheds light on the many issues elderly face such as; psychosocial, psychological, physical, emotional, family-related, economic, housing, legal, and provided social services. A description of the services and resources of five programs in Connecticut are included along with an in depth program evaluation and recommendations. The paper concludes the importance of understanding the elderly population, reflecting on what they go through; finding ways to decrease stereotypes and isolation, and how society can assist the elderly population in living a positive and fulfilling life. The aging process is different for everyone and consists of physical and psychological changes which create deterioration in physical change and diminished mental stability. In the United States a person over the age of 65 is considered old, aging, and elderly. The term “Elderly” is used and defined in society in many different ways both positive and negative along with many stereotypes. As a society it is important to understand how vital the elderly population is, their role, and the issues they face as they continue to age.
The elderly population faces issues such as, mental disorders like Alzheimer’s and Dementia, thoughts of suicide, committing suicide, social isolation, depression, emotional changes like sadness, loneliness, and agitation. Many face…

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