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    List 8: 1. Alzheimer disease (p.122): This concept is important for all adults to know about because of the extreme complications that accompany this disease. It is hard on the patients, family, and caregivers. This disease is interesting because it has many risk factors, not just genetically passed down through generations. The risk factors are based mostly around lifestyle choices, making it seem that there are ways that one can prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. 2. Respite Care (p.125): This concept is crucial for the family and caregivers of those helping Alzheimer or dementia patients. It is important because it allows those in care positions to get deserved breaks and prevent or yield the stress that comes with that care. That stress…

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    Aging And Exercise

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    Question 1 A- The simple way to define aging is to describe it as the time units between birth and a date of observation. And it can be defined as the group of processes that occurs in living organisms over time and leads to loss of adaptability, functional impairment and ends by death.it is important to differentiate between aging and secular effects which are environmental effects that affects people who live within identified period of time. Aging can be described as decline or regression in…

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    Depression In Older Adults

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    spent on the topic of depression the elderly population often gets neglected when talking about this issue. Depression affects people of all ages and it is important to understand depression as it is present in our aging population. Trigger Event Through experience in the clinical setting I have come into contact with a variety of older adults. Fellow students often make comments along the lines of “I feel so bad for them” and “this is so sad.” I often find myself making similar…

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    and over is estimated to expand from 1.6% to 7.3% by 2056 (Australian Bureau and Statistics, 2008). With ageing population the demographic pattern of death and disease will change and mental disorders could feature as prominent chronic conditions…

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    they say, and in this case, that is all too true. Currently, the anti-aging business has a compounded annual growth rate of 7.8% and is expected to stay consistent throughout 2019 making its projected worth USD 191.7 billion (Ghumare, 2015). There is no fountain of youth but scientists today are finding ways to slow the aging process down and potentially extend the human lifespan. Humans have sought out immortality for…

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    Older Adults Stephanie Manning OT 626 The aging process is inevitable and yet the way in which an individual interprets or perceives the aging process can vary. Over time our body structures and cognitive capacities decline and it is in this decline where perspectives on life changes affect the overall successfulness of aging. The aging population now has the opportunity to live longer, happier lives. This increase in life expectancy is a product of culture which has illuminated progresses in…

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    Aging In America

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    Aging is inevitable in all living things. As individuals age, a number of things occur, both mental and physical. Graying hair and wrinkled skin are external signs of aging and the most noticeable. Cognitive changes, which are associated with mental processes such as sensation and perception, memory, intelligence, language, thought, and problem-solving, occur among aging adults (American Psychological Association, 2015). People age at different rates depending on genetics, diet, culture,…

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    other age groups. First, they often have multiple health problems at once, which can be difficult to diagnose the actual conditions and provide the proper care. Next, especially since many doctors are not specialists in geriatrics, it may be hard to determine if a symptom is related to a disease or normal aging of the body and overdiagnosis often occurs. Thirdly, because of how the body changes as one ages, different types of medications and dosages may be necessary to help alleviate pain or…

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    Given that old age is often characterized by negative stereotypes it is common for older adults to have negative perceptions on aging. These pervasive messages suggest that older adults are “frail, ill, old people” which tend to perpetuate these negative attitudes. Henchoz, Cavalli, and Girardin (2008) suggest that comparison mechanisms assist older adults in opposing those views and seeing past those fundamentals of old age. Consequently, basing their views of aging on a more self-perceived…

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    Beliefs On Aging

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    Describe Your Feelings and Beliefs on Aging in the United States Looking back from the time I started my nursing career to the present, I have seen how the image of the older adults has evolved from “the stereotypical views and images associated with ageing” (Grant, 2001, p. 777), to a more positive regard of the older population. In addition, Healthy People (HP) 2020’s focus on “maintaining the quality of life and wellness of older adults” (HP 2020, 2015) has set new targets for nursing…

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