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Depression Among Homebound Older Adults - Introduction According to the U.S. census bureau older adults are an important and rapidly growing segment of the United States’ population. There are about 40 million older adults aged 65 and older residing in Unites States and it is projected to be more than double by 2050(Population Reference Bureau, 2015). This projection is due to advancement in health care facilities and better education (Population Reference Bureau, 2015). As people age they face various physical, psychological and social roles changes which affects their quality of life....   [tags: Depression and the Elderly]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly - Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly Mental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today's society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because the diagnosis of an individual's mental state is subjective in nature, many troubled people go untreated regularly (summer 1998)....   [tags: Mental Disorders Papers]
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Social Work in Older Living - ... Between 70 and 80% of elderly depressed patients repond to elctroconvulsive therapy. ECT is the treatment of choice for psychotic depression. The respnse to ECT was faster and the preferential response to ECT was more marked than with younger patients. The oldest subjects showed the greatest degree of improvement of clinical symptoms and cognitive performance. Studies of the natural history of late-life depression before antidepressant treatment was available suggested that the average time to spontaneous remission was 12-48 months....   [tags: dementia, depression, elderly, homes]
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Effect Of Prescribing Exercise To The Elderly Population With Depression In Assisted Living Homes - ... If patients were depressed their treatment outside of the exercise intervention was not altered, this included therapy and anti-depressants. The first step was giving both the control and intervention group informed consent forms and presentations. The control group that was used only had awareness on depression presentation. The intervention group also encompassed the depression awareness presentation with the addition of exercise sessions and a “whole home approach” (Underwood 43). This involved physicians and nursing staff to encourage participants to be active outside of the designated exercise sessions and in their daily routine....   [tags: research, intervention, treatment] 799 words
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Does Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Have an Effect in Depression Levels in Elderly Women - ... The results of this study were somewhat inconclusive, as far as what their hypothesis was. They found that both strength exercises and aerobic exercises decreased depression in the elderly women (Pereira et al, 2010). However, they did not find a link between depression and BDNF levels. Strength training increased these levels, while aerobic did not (Pereira et al, 2010). Because both of these exercises decreased depression, it is hard to find the link between what is really triggering that....   [tags: BDNF study, physical exercise]
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Telemental Health Collaboration Protocol - Telemental Health Collaboration Protocol: What is the best way for rural nurses to help the elderly population decrease depression. Goal The goal of Rural Telemental Health (RTH) is to increase the access to those in the rural regions of states by using teleconferencing, video-conferencing, emails, group video-conferencing and the telephone to help the geriatric patient improve depression. Telemental Health and/or Telemedicine will also improve communication and collaboration with a team of healthcare providers such as rural clinic nurses and primary care physicians while giving the rural geriatric population access to a much needed health service....   [tags: Rural Nurses, Elderly Population, Depression]
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Ageism in America during the Great Depression - ... During the Great Depression or in that time period the elderly was treated very poorly or really bad. According to the Open Society institute who wrote the article Ageism in America said that one to three million elderly Americans have been injured exploited or mistreated by those who they depend on. The elder abuse in America varies between two to ten percent. Thankfully there are states that report the abuse. Most of the time when this happen those who exploit them are after money. Politically the elderly lost money....   [tags: elderly, sociaty, terrible, physical, abuse]
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Elderly Dehydration - Most people don’t think about dehydration; let alone elderly dehydration. It is a common problem, in the aging, and often recognition along with treatment may be delayed; contributing to a high mortality rate. (Lavizzo-Mourey, 1987) By recognizing a potential problem early, you may save an older adult from a debilitating complication. (Hamilton, 2001) The prevention of elderly dehydration will deter illness and increases life expectancy, along with decreasing unnecessary hospitalization and cost....   [tags: Health Elderly]
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Interview With an Elderly Person - Aging and being old was dominated by negative characteristics and conditions such as illness, depression, and isolation for a long time (Eibach, Mock, & Courtney, 2010). At first glance the terms “success” and “aging” seem to be in conflict to each other. When asking people about aging, their answers have many facets that are also found in psychological definitions: successful aging is seen as health, maturity and personal growth, self-acceptance, happiness, generativity, coping, and acceptance of age-related limitations....   [tags: social issues, illness, depression]
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The Hopelessness Theory of Depression - ... In research article written by McGinn (2000) it was shown that the studies substantiate that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an effective therapy for depression, and that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is better than using psychiatric medication. This evidence has made Cognitive Behavioral Therapy the most common first treatment for depression. The article said that negative thinking and unhealthy ways of coping with these negative thoughts and emotions often cause depression. This way of thinking ends up in low self-esteem, feelings of being unworthy, of being a failure, and seeing no hope for the future....   [tags: depression, behavioral therapy] 1782 words
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The Great Depression and the New Deal - Great Depression The Great Depression and the New Deal In response to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt was ready for action unlike the previous President, Hubert Hoover. Hoover allowed the country to fall into a complete state of depression with his small concern of the major economic problems occurring. FDR began to show major and immediate improvements, with his outstanding actions during the First Hundred Days. He declared the bank holiday as well as setting up the New Deal policy....   [tags: Great Depression] 986 words
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Substance Abuse and the Elderly - The purpose of this paper is to determine the level of substance abuse in the elderly community. There is concern that as the population ages in the United States, there will be a significant increase in the number of older adults being treated for substance abuse problems. This paper seeks to understand the issues and concerns that are consequently involved with substance abuse among the elderly. There is no doubt that there is a prevalence of substance abuse throughout several age groups. To a certain extent, a society is faced with the reality of controlling substance abuse....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse]
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Understanding Dementia in the Elderly - Delirium, Depression, and Dementia are some of the most common psychological diagnoses in the elderly today. The three D’s are difficult to differentiate between in older adults because they overlap with each other and can all exist in the same patient at once. Delirium, Dementia, and Depression all affect the elderly’s quality of life and often increase the risks for one another (Downing, Caprio & Lyness, 2013). For the purpose of this paper I will be focusing primarily on the diagnosis of Dementia, the prevention, and nursing measures associated with it, but first I would like to differentiate between Delirium and Depression because Dementia is often associated with the two in the older ad...   [tags: Signs, Symptoms, Causes]
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Negative Cognitive Styles and Vulnerability to Depression - This research article “Do Negative Cognitive Styles Confer Vulnerability to Depression?” tries to bring on surface the possible causes of depression in daily life and also suggests some possible measures that could be taken to minimize the level of depression. “According to the cognitive-vulnerability hypothesis of depression, negative cognitive styles confer vulnerability to depression when people confront negative life events (p.128).” In this article the authors have successfully proven how negative cognitive styles have confer vulnerability to clinically significant depressive disorders and have helped to increase suicide rate....   [tags: Depression Essays]
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The Elderly and Malnutrition - The Elderly and Malnutrition         At any age, nutrition is vital to maintaining health and enhancing quality of life.  However, achieving good nutrition can be especially difficult for the elderly, the fastest growing portion of America's population.  Many factors, including physiological changes, changes in nutritional needs, illness and physical limitations, food-medication interactions, depression and loneliness, and food insecurity are common causes of malnutrition in the elderly.  This paper will explore factors affecting elderly nutrition, provide suggestions for obtaining and maintaining good nutrition after age 65, and describe the services available to help the elderl...   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly Population - Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly Population Acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the ailments encountered by the aging population is critical for properly providing the care that they require. Physical ailments, often easier to diagnose and treat are perceived to be the most prevalent hardships for aged people. However, studies show that a significant number of seniors are subject to mental illnesses. Thus, emphasizing the need for the important of mental health within the aging population....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]
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Labeling Theory and Media Stereotypes of the Elderly - ... Such stereotype, whether positive or negative, affects the how the elderly view themselves as well as how the society treats the elderly. Negative stereotypes often makes the elderly devalue their self-worth and potential role and influence on the society (Mason, Darnell, & Prifti, 2010). Although the number of the elderly people in the society has grown rapidly, the way the society perceives them has not changed significantly. According to Robinson and Anderson (2006), the elderly continue to deal with age related societal attitudes, which mainly arise from stereotypes....   [tags: societal perceptions] 3303 words
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Supporting the Elderly - As adults the transition into old age can be difficult for some people. Frustration, lack of responsibility and dependence can make the process of aging undesirable. Old age should be viewed as another phase of life, but not the end of life. In order to help elderly cope with aging it is important for them to have social interaction. Support from family, friends and the local community can make a difference in the psychological well being of older adults. There is great concern for the increasing amount of elderly people without children....   [tags: Psychology] 811 words
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Loss of Identity Throughout the Great Depression - The sources for the aspects that define identity have change over time with social climates altering moral priorities. This fluctuation of values was seen over the course of the great depression as tragedy befell millions of Americans who lost everything that they had spent most of their lives striving towards. The most common examples were families being foreclosed and thrown out of their homes because of lack of work. There were more and less extreme examples all having the same devastating effect of eroding away the things that they used to identify with; there houses, jobs, clothing, family keepsakes, and more just to survive....   [tags: forclosure, economic depression]
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Dementia in the Elderly - 1. What dementia brought into my mind Dementia is a common syndrome found among elderly over the globe. Talking about dementia, the first word emerge from mind is “loss”. Learning about the disease manifestation, it is known that dementia does bring a huge impact to the affected senior so as the caregiver. Many of us used to focus on the losses of dementia client which indeed causing a labeling effect. Remembered in the first lesson, a question “As a case manager, what will you do to help the client with dementia and the family?” was asked....   [tags: ]
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Elderly Care: Family and Government Should Work Together - ... The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father” [Hadith from Bukhari and Muslim]. These go to show the high important place on the elderly and the responsibility taking care of the elderly been place on the children. The children are responsible for providing all the basic needs of their aged parents and should not ignore them once they are independent....   [tags: culture can influence family commitment]
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The Effect of Dog Assisted Therapy on Elderly Patients with Dementia - ... Although there is evidence suggesting that dog ownership can improve people's physical and mental health, there is little research documenting the psychological and behavioral effects of dog-assisted therapy, especially on elderly patients with dementia, who have difficulty maintaining contact with the external world. METHOD   In order to examine the psychological and behavioral effects of dog-assisted therapy on elderly residents with dementia, I analyzed the blogs of Madeline Vann and The Alzheimer’s Association and their commentary....   [tags: behavior, emotions, social]
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Alcohol abuse among the elderly - Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population Alcohol abuse among the elderly is a widespread problem through the United States. It is hard to discover by physicians and medical providers, because many of these people have been abusing alcohol secretly for years. The population is extremely unlikely to admit that they have problems with alcohol, especially during a routine health care visit. As many as 15% of the population over 65 may be heavy drinkers, although this number is hard to pin down....   [tags: essays research papers] 332 words
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The Desire to Die: Suicide and Euthanasia in the Elderly - Mrs. Jones, 78 years old, arrived in the emergency department (ED) via ambulance. She was alert and oriented, but was having episodes of lost consciousness. She was put on the cardiac monitor and her vital signs were obtained. Her cardiac rhythm was normal. Her vital signs were as follows: Temperature 97.3°F, Pulse 43, respirations 26, blood pressure 100/58 and O2 saturation of 94% on room air. Additionally, Mrs. Jones was vomiting and had 2 loose, incontinent stools. She was pale, cool to touch and diaphoretic....   [tags: Health] 1517 words
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Care Giving for the Mexican Elderly - “Ageing means an increase in life expectancy, prevalence of chronic disease, and need for health and social care services” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1). Older people need formal and informal support systems to insure independence and an overall good quality of life. Families & friends play a big role in the lives of aging Mexican elderly, “a social network is the collection of interpersonal and communal bonds that people have throughout their lives to establish social relations that satisfy certain needs, and maintain their wellbeing” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1) this is going to serve even more importance as the aging population is living longer and the number of older individuals is increasing....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Negative Impact of Elderly Abuse - ... If the individual is experiencing emotional or psychological abuse there is a great chance they will have a long-lasting emotional problems. “As a result of emotional abuse or neglect, older adults often experience worry, depression, or anxiety.” Individuals can feel these symptoms and also have reduced social skills, a diminished self-esteem and may also have to deal with shame or embarrassment. An individual can also be negatively affected by financial and material exploitation. This exploitation normally occurs when there is a violation of trust by a friend, family member or caregiver “Because of their age, the elderly will have less time to recoup their losses and often are solely de...   [tags: society, crimes, domestic, violence, family] 1209 words
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A Group Adopting Precious Elderly - The rocking chair softly squeaks as the tears cruise down the deeply lined face. Thoughts of long past visits, laughter and happier times swiftly race through the minds. Now it seems as if there is only sadness, empty days and lonely nights. The memories no longer bring comfort but instead now only bring pain. This is the story of our elderly. All too often they become the forgotten members of our society. So many times, the elders in our communities are not being socialized. This lack can lead to depression and health problems that perhaps could be avoided under different circumstances....   [tags: Help the Aged, A.G.A.P.E, elders, loneliness]
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Health Disparities of elderly population - The purpose of this paper is to illuminate and discuss healthcare vulnerabilities of the elderly rural population in Baker County, Florida and describe how the nursing profession can address these problems. Rural health has been a complex and multifaceted challenge for government and healthcare practitioners. The elderly who live alone in the county suffer from low socioeconomic status, low health literacy rates, declining cognitive and physical health and lack of healthcare facilities. The health status of this vulnerable group is impacted by rural culture and social values, healthcare policy and funding affecting rural healthcare facilities, distance and lack of transportation, and health...   [tags: healthcare,nursing, rural health]
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Alzheimer's Disease in the Elderly - Alzheimer is a disease that affects the elderly most. The disease was discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in the year 1906 when he was examining a female’s brain. He found out that the woman displayed memory loss, language problems and some inexplicable changes in behavior. The disease was named after the doctor who was a German psychiatrist and a neuropathologist. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to memory loss, personality changes, and language problems (Gilbert & Julie 2)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]
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Better Sleep for the Elderly - The elderly population has been increasing over the past decade and now with the baby boomers entering into this population it only applies more pressure to an ever increasing dilemma on how to improve their health. Sleep is essential to a person’s well being and cognitive function. Research studies have shown that there is significant decline in a person’s cognitive function when they do not receive an adequate night’s sleep. The secret to aging healthfully is getting enough sleep to allow the body to heal and rejuvenate from the day’s experiences and traumas....   [tags: Health, Geriatrics]
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Sexual Abuse Agains the Elderly - Overview: As of 2010, 13% of the United States population was 65 years of age or older (National Center on Elder Abuse, 2014). Men and women today are living longer and want to remain in their own homes as long as they possibly can, rather than reside in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. In order for these men and women to remain at home, they need support and resources, as there are a number of different types of abuse against elderly men and women. These types of abuse including physical abuse, verbal/emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and even the rare occasion of sexual abuse that occurs at home....   [tags: Offenders, Vulnerability, Abuse]
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Social Exclusion Among the Elderly - During the Celtic Tiger, Ireland had a booming economy and one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. The government’s success in economic and employment growth slowed migration and transformed Ireland into a prosperous nation. However, due to the recession that followed the inevitable collapse, many demographic groups have been excluded from participating in, and benefiting from, a healthy and inclusive society. Social care practitioners work in a direct person-to-person capacity with service users....   [tags: Lack of Resources, Community Development]
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Signs and Symptoms of Depression - Identify the signs and symptoms of depression When emotions such as apathy or despair do not want to disappear, depression may be the cause of these evils. More than a temporary blow blues, depression prevents enjoys life every day. With psychological and medical treatment and help, you can get to feel better. But first, you must understand what it is like depression. Learn to identify signs and symptoms of depression are the first step to solve the problem. What is depression. We all know the ups and downs in our life....   [tags: psychology, emotions, health] 1048 words
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The Great Depression and Social Security - The Great Depression the worst economic crisis of the twentieth century. Beginning with the stock market crash in 1929, this economic catastrophe culminated in a skyrocketing unemployment rate of over 25% with massive poverty never before seen in the United States. Business investment was down 90% and if you had the misfortune to have put your money in a bank that went bust, you were wiped out. Hardest hit by this economic calamity were the elderly. In response the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched a series of programs called the New Deal....   [tags: American History] 1272 words
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Successful Aging Elderly (SAE) - Successful Aging Elderly (SAE) Introduction In elderly population most of the research carried out so far emphasizes on the functional problems and diseases. When it comes to successful aging elderly (SEA), it has been recommended that health status should be used to distinguish between elderly subgroups populace and disease-free people possible describe successful aging elderly (SAE). The research papers aims to describe a transitory overview of successful aging elderly research, illustrated in there chief sections: cognitive aspects, psychological and social aspects....   [tags: happiness, health, transition, psychology]
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The Terrible Effects of Depression - ... That is one of the reasons why they may lose or gain weight, in some cases they do not feed themselves because they lose their enthusiasm for life during the time in depression. The effects that depression has on someone can truly be devastating. There are a lot of minor effects of depression, but there are also a magnitude of major effects that know how to change a person’s life. A couple of the minor effects may be low self-confidence, being sad most of the time and unexpected mood changes....   [tags: suicide, pain, hormones] 521 words
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Depression - This chapter provides a detailed review of the relevant literature that supports this study. This section is divided into the following sections. The first section examines generalizations concerning depression; The second section examines the increase of depression by 2030; The third section -Prevalence in other countries; The fourth section- Various theories; The fifth section- Etiology; The sixth section-Past explanations for depression; The seventh section-Themes; The eighth section- Types of depression; The ninth section- Gender differences; The tenth section- Culture; The eleventh section- Depression and ethnicity; The twelfth section- Under-recognition of depression; The thirteenth se...   [tags: Health, Diseases] 877 words
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Causes and Treatment of Depression - Feeling sad is normal to an extent but once that sadness feels like it is part of life there is something wrong, it might be depression. Depression is felt for over a period of time and can make someone feel like there is no hope. Depression happens to all kinds of people and different times in their life. It happens all over the world and sometimes it goes undetected because people do want to share how they are feeling with other and they decide to keep those horrible feelings inside which may make their depression condition worsen....   [tags: sadness, failure, preocupied]
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Stop Elderly Abuse Now! - Imagine your loved one being the victim of abuse. Greta’s family is experiencing firsthand what it’s like for their loved one be a victim of abuse. Greta is a 70 year old resident of Blue Meadows Care. John, a CNA, has complications at home, he comes to work on edge, every day. Greta begins to lose her memory and experience behavior problems. Therefore, John becomes irritated with her, taking his frustrations at home out on her, physically. Betty, a CNA, witnesses John smacking Greta. Betty then goes to her Director of Nursing, to report this behavior....   [tags: social issues, victims of abuse]
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Depression - Evidence suggests that depression is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality and adversely affects the quality of life and social functioning (Katona, 1994). Some of these patients do not move about much, and with depression added to this premise, the transition from what these patients were used to, to a completely new environment is usually traumatic. Nursing care providers can ease the trauma felt by these new arrivals by conducting assessments to determine whether these individuals are suffering from depression, so as to remedy this malady as soon as possible....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Long Term Care] 626 words
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Depression - A study of 272 elders, with an average age of 81, examined how often patients reported feeling depressed and were prescribed antidepressants at both a long-term care facility and through a home-care agency in west-central Indiana. At the long-term care facility, 30 percent of the elders in the study reported feeling depressed, compared with 11 percent who received care in their homes through medical and social services. (Teresi et al., 2001). Depression is one of the most common and treatable of all mental disorders in later life, but it can be life threatening if it is unrecognized and untreated....   [tags: Health, Diseases, African-Americans] 1949 words
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Depression in Older People - ... The client also stated having fragmented sleep and poor appetite. Mrs Lily appeared anxious and teary and sat close to her husband holding his hand. Mrs Lily was cooperative to establish a rapport and was constantly seeking reassurance. Mrs Lily expressed feeling of hopelessness and stated that she does not see herself getting better. Further Mrs Lily stated ‘nothing seems to be working for me.’ Mrs Lily expressed fleeting thoughts of ending her life by taking all her medications but nil intention to do so....   [tags: illnesses, symptoms, conditions, physical] 762 words
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Elderly Disability - As the life expectancy in the United States rises, the number of elderly in the population has also expanded. These increases have led to the oldest-old (people aged 90 and older) to become the fastest growing age group in the country. The oldest-old face many unique challenges because of their age, one of which is disability. Disability in the elderly has major impact upon society 1 and will continue will be a growing burden in years to come. Although there is evidence from many studies that disability rate is declining in the U.S.2, the rapid expansion of the oldest-old age group will continue to pose health care challenges for future generations....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2491 words
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Pain and Anxiety Associated with Falls in the Elderly - ... Participants were assessed through questionnaires & assessments. The questionnaires and assessments focused on aspects of dizziness, exercise levels, overall health, falls follow-up procedures, balance assessment, and cardiovascular, psychological, and neuromuscular function. According to the results of the study conducted by Menant et al, evidence showed that several aspects were found between both dizzy and non-dizzy groups. Some of the findings included increased intake of medications, orthostatic hypertension, weakness in both lower and upper extremities, decreased equilibrium, and pain in both cervical and thoracic spine....   [tags: dizziness, psychological factors] 670 words
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The Elderly are Changing the Face of Health Care - ... More than 40 percent need care in a nursing home for some period of time ("What is Long-Term Care?"). Health service community-based programs play an important role in improving health outcomes for people with complex and chronic health care problems. It provides the appropriate treatment, therapy and supportive care to meet the needs of older people. These programs can serve to prevent hospital admission, readmission and improve health outcomes by ensuring adequate treatment and supports are available to enable people to reach their optimal level of independence....   [tags: hospital, patients, medication] 592 words
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Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly - Health Disparity Topic Selection and Analysis: Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Asian-Americans constitute an important racial/ethnic minority in the US. A few facts that have been given by the US Census Bureau include: • In 2011, the population of Asians with more than one race was estimated at 18.2 million. • The referred population includes about 50 subgroups with reference to origins, diversity in culture, ethnicity, religious traditions, English proficiency, and geographical and immigration history • The Asian population has been estimated to about 40.6 million by 2050....   [tags: well-being, immigrants]
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My depression - Everyone has experienced feelings of sadness, and unhappiness in their lives however when these feelings of sadness, guilt, and disappointment don't seem to go away and intervene with a persons daily life then it becomes a problem. Depression is a common and serious medical condition that affects people from all walks of live regardless of gender, age, or ethnic background.  It affects the persons thoughts, feelings and body, however some forms of depression are more severe than others. The person affected by depression tends to have these feelings that could last weeks, months and even years, the person tends to lose hope and the will to live.  Depression affects men, woman, and children....   [tags: psychosis, mdd, cinical, dysthymic, bipolar, manic]
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Perceptions of Death among Elderly Patients - Perceptions of Death Although death is readily recognized by medical professionals and laypersons alike, it is difficult to truly define the term. Science and technology blurs the lines between life and death with each new innervation. Not only do scientific efforts challenge human understanding of death, they have allowed for a greater awareness of when death will occur. Along with this awareness are certain common reactions that have been studied by psychologists. Recent research delves further into how death is perceived by elderly patients....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Benefits of the Affordable Care Act's Medicare Reform - ... Under the Original Medicare Plan there are two types of segments such as: Part A and Part B. Part A is a segment that covers hospital services which consist of; some skilled nursing facilities, inpatient hospital care, some home healthcare, and hospice care. This insurance is free if you have worked and paid Social Security for ten years, but for individuals that have not worked and have not paid taxes less than 10 years, will have to pay a monthly premium fee. Part B is health insurance that covers doctor’s services which consist of; durable medical equipment, outpatient hospital care, and some care that Part A doesn’t cover....   [tags: insurance, cost, elderly] 1097 words
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The Victims of Elder Abuse - Elder abuse has been present in society from past times. Evidence of elder abuse can be found in Shakespeare writings and literature, and also in Greek mythology. Despite its’ constant presence throughout time, it is only recently that serious attention has been given to elderly violence. The main reason for the new recognition of this old problem is the increasing number of aging Americans. (National Center for Victims of Crime). Elderly abuse in modern times is more prevalent that in ancient times, because of the few that were tasked with the duties....   [tags: Elderly Abuse Crisis]
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Seafood and Depression - Seafood and Depression There have been studies that conclude that there is some relationship between food intake and mental health. The stress you endure, and how you deal with it differs in many ways. There is evidence that the more seafood college students eat the lower level of depression they experience. Researchers have two different inventories for depression. The Beck Depression Inventory is a leading depression inventory, and the new inventory is the Wilsonson's Depression Scale (Wilsonson, Gofendorfer, & Brazleton, 2002)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1502 words
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Substance Abuse in the Elderly, Disabled, and LBGT Populations - The purpose of this paper is to explore the multicultural reaches of substance abuse by examining populations that are often overlooked in addiction studies. Over the past several decades, many general studies have been done about the prevalence and effects of addiction. These studies often focus on risk factors, daily use and/or treatment, and information is gathered through polls and observations. Most of these studies, however, are nonspecific regarding social and cultural factors. I will focus on how addiction affects three vulnerable populations: the elderly, disabled, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered populations....   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays]
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Nursing Care Issues and the Frail Elderly: Dementia - Walking into the room hearing the conversation could not be helped. Two elderly patients were conversing, one was talking about experiences in World War II and the other was listening intently. When questioned as to what they were discussing and why, the answer received was one that surprised and saddened. The patient telling the story explained “Sometimes my friend forgets all about the past, so I sit here and tell my stories and then it helps my friend remember.” The other patient replied “that is right, there are days I just can’t remember anything and my friend here….remembers everything and tells me all about it”....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Older Adults: The Risk of Depression Increases With Age - PICO:“If older adults’ suffering from depression participates in cognitive Behavioral Therapy will they experience a reduction in depressive symptoms versus only receiving medication management?” Research Question or Hypothesis Older adults are a growing population and currently make up over 13% of today’s population. “Unfortunately, Depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans aged 65 years or older” (Duckworth K., 2009). Depression in older persons is directly correlated with disability (Duckworth K., 2009)....   [tags: behavioral therapy, medication]
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Down And Out In The Great Depression - During the 1920’s, America was a prosperous nation going through the “Big Boom” and loving every second of it. However, this fortune didn’t last long, because with the 1930’s came a period of serious economic recession, a period called the Great Depression. By 1933, a quarter of the nation’s workers (about 40 million) were without jobs. The weekly income rate dropped from $24.76 per week in 1929 to $16.65 per week in 1933 (McElvaine, 8). After President Hoover failed to rectify the recession situation, Franklin D....   [tags: Robert McElvaine]
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Depression and Its Negative Effects on an Older Adult - ... This student recognizes the importance in understanding that depression has the potential to increase one’s susceptibility of physical ailments. Moreover, as an older adult becomes depressed they may begin to exhibit symptoms of a decrease in energy as well as a decrease in mobility. In turn, these symptoms may begin to result in physical ailments such as weaker lower limbs leading to decreased mobility and deconditioning causing poor balance function (Wang et al., 2012). Therefore, it would seem appropriate to determine that depression can be considered one of the leading predictors of fall events within older adults (Wang et al., 2012)....   [tags: mental health disorders]
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Workplace Depression: What Employers Can Do - ... Karen Cohen, who is the CEO of the Canadian Psychological Association, there is no specific clinical diagnosis for such condition. Depression is a mental health condition that is influenced by many factors, including biological and social factors. Office life may consist of many stress factors, including a hostile environment and poor leadership, but one may also unable to balance life and work in general. Dr. Carolyn Dewa, researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, notes that workplace depression became an area of concern in the early 90s, when employers and insurance companies began to notice an increase in disability claims due to stress....   [tags: mental health problems]
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Depression: A Debilitating Condition in Later Life for Minority Elders - Currently, our aging population is living longer than any other generation due to improved medicine, stronger financial systems, and a larger emphasis on education and healthcare (Angel, 2009). Yet, literature shows that longevity is not a good indicator of successful aging, and we have to consider dimensions of health in cultural groups that are ignored but influence their aging. Consequently, mental health is a dimension that is severely overlooked in ethnic groups and it is critical that we consider positive mental health as a channel to assure successful aging....   [tags: self-perception, social circles]
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Dementia is the Leading Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease - ... The sample test consisted of 332 participants less than the age of 75, and they had to be diagnosed with dementia. The way the research was done was by a trained research assistant, most likely a psychologist or physician. This research was conducted every one in a half year. The first assessment was the assessment of depression. That was used to test how long the depression lasts and what age they are. They came up with symptoms like depressed mood, loss of interest in activities, loss or gain of weight and appetite, changes in sleeping patterns, guilt, and suicidal thoughts....   [tags: impairment of memory, elderly] 1551 words
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The Dangers of Road Life - People think teenagers are the only horrid drivers. What they don’t think about is that there’s an age group of drivers who are far worse than teenagers. Statistics show that people over the age of seventy cause more accidents and are in more accidents than teenage drivers. In 2008, more than 5,500 elders were killed in car accidents, and more than 183,00 were injured in car accidents(Older Adult Drivers). There are many reasons why elderly drivers are more likely to get into accidents that teenagers....   [tags: elderly drivers and accidents]
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Depression and Suicide - Depression and Suicide Depression affects everyone's life at sometime or another. Depression comes in a wide variety of forms, from mild unhappiness to a chemical imbalance in the mind. There are many different symptoms that reveal a person's problem with depression. If left untreated, depression may continue to develop into a serious illness or even death. Depression is a psychological illness, much like bulimia or anorexia. It affects the mind as much as it does the body. Depression is directly related to many other disabilities: eating disorders, low energy levels, and social difficulties....   [tags: Papers] 818 words
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