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Elderly Dehydration - ... (Vasey, 2002) Respiratory problems are a result of chronic dehydration, due to the dry respiratory tract making external attacks more susceptible, from dust and pollen along with being less permeable to gaseous exchange. (Vasey, 2002) Excess weight or obesity is caused by chronic dehydration, due to the confusion of hunger and thirst signals. (Vasey, 2002) Chronic dehydration also cause eczema, by an insufficient amount of sweat concentrated with toxins that irritate the skin. (Vasey, 2002) A hydrated individual secretes 20 to 24 ounces of sweat daily....   [tags: Health Elderly]
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The Victims of Elderly Abuse - Elderly abuse has been present in society from past times. Evidence of elderly 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]
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Elderly Abuse: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect - Elderly Abuse: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Missing Works Cited I. INTRODUCTION Of nursing home staff in 1989 40% admitted to committing at least one psychologically abusive act toward a resident and 10% admitted to physically abusing a resident in the preceding year.[1] Not only are nursing home residents at risk of being abused by their caretakers but they are also at risk of being restrained, which may lead to a form of abuse. With five percent of the elderly population, or one to two million instances of elder abuse occurring yearly there is no doubt that elder abuse deserves serious consideration.[2] Upon growing older there are many decisions to be made....   [tags: Nursing Homes Old Elderly Senior Care Essays] 4582 words
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Elderly Drivers - ... This is a step in the right direction. Only two states however, Illinois and New Hampshire, require a road test. A road test may be administered at age seventy-five in Washington, D.C., but is not mandatory. Additionally, ten states require only drivers who have reached a certain age to have a vision test before being issued a renewed license. Though these are positive steps in the right direction, it still is not adequate. If more states would participate, thousands of crashes could be avoided....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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The Elderly in the Workplace - ... This change came about after it became apparent that it was just as beneficial to study group behavior rather than just individual behavior in the workplace (Landy & Conte, 2010). Our textbook says that the name was altered to stress that an individual who is part of an organization will be subject “to a common goal and a common set of operating procedures” (Landy & Conte, 2010, p. 23). The changing of the name may be one of the most blatant changes in I/O Psychology, but there were other changes as well....   [tags: Psychology, Civil Rights Act] 615 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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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 elderly meet their nutritional needs.           A number of factors influence the nutritional status of the elderly.  First, several physiological changes impact elderly nutritional requirements.  Changes in taste and smell may decrease an individual's appetite or desire for food.  Gastro-intestinal motility decreases with age and may lead to constipation, decreased nutrient absorption, and a decrease in fat and protein absorption.  Metabolism also slows with age; this results in a decrease of lean body mass and an increase in body fat (8).  Lastly, bone mass decreases, leaving the elderly vulnerable to bone fractures from falls and osteoporosis....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Elderly Abuse - Before doing research on this topic, I would have said that the United States treats the elderly with passion and love, but I now know that I was wrong. The elderly people have been treated just as badly, if not worse then, in Japan. How could this be. The elderly are so innocent, loving, and have nothing but care for most people. How could anyone harm such a loving soul. These questions are more than likely going through many minds as I am writing this paper. In the United States most of the abuse has came from nursing homes, but in Japan more than likely the abuse is coming from the offspring of the elderly....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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elderly abuse - . The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study . Executive Summary . Introduction and Background America's burgeoning elder population has affected every segment of the social, political, and economic landscape. Public debate of the issues surrounding the special needs of the approximately 44 million persons in this country age 60 years and over has heightened national awareness and concern. As a result, public policies relating to issues such as retirement security, affordable long-term care, and quality of life are changing to meet the unique needs of the aging population....   [tags: essays research papers] 7032 words
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Sexuality in the Elderly - Sexuality in the Elderly: Sexual Dysfunction and Ways of Coping Over the last century, the life expectancy of the elderly has increased. This means that the largest growing population right now, in the United States, is persons over the age of 65 (Sex Tips for Older Adults, 2000). With this in mind, it would be helpful to talk about the personal aspects or as I like to call it, "sex lives" of the elderly. When people in our society think of the elderly, they almost never think of this population having sex or good sex for that matter....   [tags: Psychology] 855 words
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Elderly Person - Elderly Person Chang Sing Lok, also know as Uncle Lok is famous for his mouth watering “Chau Kuey Teows” which is a kind of fried noodles. He is very well known in Taman University, Petaling Jaya for his exquisite dish. He was born on March 23, 1926 at ShenYang, eastern China and he was brought up there until the age of 9. He is the youngest of the six children in the family and that is why his parents named his last name as Lok, which means six in Cantonese. He is from a poor family. His father was a cook and his mother was a maid....   [tags: History] 662 words
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Substance Abuse and the Elderly - ... As individuals reach the age of 65 and older, it may be difficult to operate vehicles. This may be the cause of under-reporting and misunderstanding of the true level of substance abuse among the elderly. As many people would assert, the onset of alcohol and drug abuse starts at an age earlier than 65. It can be understood that most alcohol abusers at an elderly age were frequent users at a young age. However, late onset abusers are a part of the elderly population. The elderly are faced with tremendous issues, both physically and emotionally....   [tags: Prescription Drug Abuse]
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Crimes against the Elderly - ... At the same time, many perpetrators of the crimes are not brought to book and this leads to a vicious cycle of criminal activities against the elderly (Payne, 2005, p. 45). One of the most rampant categories of crimes against the elderly is financial crimes. These crimes are generally grouped into two sub-categories. The first sub-category is fraud committed by strangers. Fraud takes place when a stranger deliberately deceives an elderly victim by making promises of services, goods, or other benefits that in reality are nonexistent....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Adult Population] 1712 words
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Elderly Driving Tests - ... Although it is widely known that teens are often involved in dangerous driving activities such as racing, reckless driving, packing a car past its normal capacity and drinking and driving, the rate of fatal accidents begin to rise after the age of 65. When drivers reach the age of 85 their chances of being involved in a fatal accident increasing to almost four times higher than teens. Although elderly drivers may not be involved in risky behaviors such as speeding or drinking, they are more likely to be caught accidentally running a red light or turning on to oncoming traffic....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Elderly Abuse and Neglect - When discussing abuse and neglect we often think of children first. That being said, children are not the only ones who will be abused and/or neglected. In fact, this happens to some elderly as well. While some elderly may be productive enough to care for themselves, others are not. The end result is a complete (or close to complete) dependency on someone else for their needs. In addition, just like with children, this dependency can lead to abuse and/or neglect. There has been an increase in the number of elderly that have been subjected to violence and mistreatment....   [tags: Elder Abuse]
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Care Giving for the Mexican Elderly - ... By Kevin Kinsella and Wan He. June 2009. 4. World Health Organization.www.who.int.2011. 5. Mexico. In Encyclopedia Britannica. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com.libproxy.sdsu.edu/EBchecked/topic/379167/Mexico. 6. Concepts of Burden in Giving Care to Older Relatives: A study of Female Caregivers in a Mexico City Neighborhood. By Carolyn Mendez-Luck, David Kennedy, Steven Wallace. 2008 Pgs 266-281. 7. Prospects for Mexican Civil Society. By Paul Rich. 2005 Pgs 7-16. 8. Intergenerational Exchanges in Mexico: Types and Intensity of Support....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Alzheimer's Disease in the Elderly - ... This is most commonly seen on patients who suffer the disease before the age of 50. In nutritional factors, scientists project some vitamin deficiencies can lead to Alzheimer disease. Symptoms and stages Alzheimer disease of the elderly has several stages. All the stages have various symptoms. Common early symptoms of Alzheimer disease include disturbances in short-term memory, confusion, problems with paying attention and spatial orientation, language difficulty, changes in personality, and mood swings....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Polypharmacy Among the Elderly - Polypharmacy among the elderly is a growing concern in U.S. healthcare system. Elderly who have comorbities and take multiple medications are at a higher risk for potential adverse drug reactions. Elderly who take over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements without consulting their physician are at risk for adverse reactions associated with polypharmacy. Polypharmacy can result from patients having multiple prescribers and pharmacies, and patients who continue to take medications which have been discontinued by the physician....   [tags: Health Care] 1517 words
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Better Sleep for the Elderly - ... They assessed the time of sleep in comparison to brain function in a five year longitudinal study in London. Ferrie et al, 2010 described that people with less than five hours of sleep or interrupted sleep showed a marked decrease in brain function from the initial baseline which included, poor reasoning, vocabulary and the MMSE score. There is a direction correlation to lack of sleep and the actual brain age if the person continues with sleep deprivation. The actual age difference of the brain is “4-7 years older” than the person is....   [tags: Health, Geriatrics]
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Polypharmacy Among the Elderly - Introduction Polypharmacy among the elderly is a growing concern in U.S. healthcare system. Patients who have comorbities and take multiple medications are at a higher risk for potential adverse drug reactions. There is a great need for nursing interventions in conducting a patient medication review also known as “brown bag”. As nurses obtain history data from patients at a provider visit, the nurse should ask “what medications are you taking?” and the answer needs to include over-the-counter medications as well....   [tags: Nursing] 1310 words
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Skin Cancer and the Elderly - ... Though occurrences of skin cancer do increase with age, there are so many elders being diagnosed at advanced stages that it is highly important for elders to pay attention to any changes in their skin or moles in order to catch it earlier (Smith, 2010). The Skin Cancer Foundation claims that “up to 90% of the visible changes common with aging are due to sun exposure” (Skin Cancer Facts). UV radiation has also been found to increase cataracts and suppress our body’s immune system, of which both dangers are already concerns for an elder’s health....   [tags: Health ]
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Elder Abuse And Neglect - ... This can include, but is not limited to coerced sex, coerced nudity, touching in a sexual manner, rape, sodomy, sexual assault or battery, sexual explicit photographing of the Elder and lastly Pornography. (Nursing home abuse negligence attorneys, 2011) Moving on let’s look at topic of Neglect. Neglect is the failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care, or protection. Neglect occurs when a caregiver does not provide adequate food, water, clothing shelter medicine, personal safety, or other essentials needs....   [tags: Exploitation of the Elderly]
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How the Elderly Cope with the Death of a Spouse - ... A lonely person may choose not to eat, bathe and take care of their health because their self worth has diminished. Correspondingly, a person may avoid going out and isolate themselves. Therefore, it is so important to have someone to check on a grieving elderly person. Following the death of a companion, the older adult may suddenly become unhealthy. Elderly widowed people experience a profound degree of loneliness, which has been found to cause an increase in the level of medical care, medications and mortality (Howie & Mcintyre, 2002)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Examining the Western Culture's View of the Elderly - ... The expression of her loneliness was unlike any type I had experienced before. Many times, I had friends tell me how lonely they were. Not to discount their feelings, but many of them still had family they could talk to and friends to spend time with. Agnes' family never came to visit her, nor any friends to keep her company. She invited me to come an join her anytime to sit with her in her room and just watch TV. I asked her if she would like me to stay, and she said yes. I sat down, and she said that I could choose any channel I wished....   [tags: Reflection ] 1636 words
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Perceptions of Death among Elderly Patients - ... Reactions to the Knowledge of Death Not only is death difficult to define, modern medical advancements allow for more accurate predictions about when and how death will occur. This advance notice of death allows people to contemplate their own demise and become fully aware of progressing through the death process. As a result, people experience several reactions. Some of these reactions to the knowledge of impending death were observed and documented by Elisabeth Kubler Ross in her publication On Death and Dying (Kubler-Ross & Kessler, 2007)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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How To Teach The Elderly - How To Teach The Elderly As people get older, their body tends to slow down. Certain functions don’t work as well as they used to when you were younger. Their sense seems to lessen too as age increases. For example, loss of some sight, can’t hear as well, and sometimes your fingers don’t have the same sensibility as they used too. It is important though that people help teach the elderly how to adapt to these things. What researchers have done was find ways that people can teach the elderly while keeping in mind that a lot of these senses have diminished....   [tags: essays papers]
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Advocating Elderly Americans - The elderly in America have many needs that can range from transportation, a little more money, and even just a little companionship but one of their major needs is advocacy. They need someone to stand up and fight with them for what the need. The elderly of today did so much for this country such things as fight both world wars and the Korean Conflict, they fought for equality, and the escalated this country to the greatness we have today.      So what is an advocate. Advocate is a person or group that represents a common interest and goes to great lengths to see that their cause is not neglected....   [tags: Advocates Senior Citizens]
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Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly - Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly A.) Security 1.)Curfews 2.)Lost faculties (No need to drive) 3.)Away from con-artists B.) Activities 1.)Entertainment/Songs (Brownies example) 2.)Activities/Crafts (Beta Club example) 3.)People of similar age C.)Health Care 1.)Takes stress off of the family 2.)Help with prescriptions and medicine 3.)In case of emergency... The Nursing Home: A Haven for the Elderly Today's nursing homes are excellent environments for our elderly....   [tags: Nursing Homes Personal Care Essays] 477 words
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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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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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Medication Compliance in Elderly - Running Head: Enhancing Medication Compliance in Elderly Individuals Research Utilization Paper An Intervention Study to Enhance Medication Compliance in Community-Dwelling Elderly Individuals Chris Elmer HSCI 401 Fall 2001 My research study was to determine whether daily videotelephone or regular telephone reminders would increase the quantity of prescribed cardiac medication taken in a sample of elderly individuals who have congestive heart failure (CHF) (Peteva, 2001). Within this research I would disseminate the new scientific knowledge with the help of the pharmaceutical company that makes the congestive heart failure medication....   [tags: essays research papers] 1310 words
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Change of Identity in the Elderly - Rationale- I wanted to conduct a study concerning the fragmentation of identity, as I was particularly interested in issues of identity from the first year of my sociology course. I am specifically interested in Goffman's theories of mortification of the self as a result of being placed in total institutions and wish to base my research proposal mainly around his ideas presented in his book Asylums. Rather than studying mental institutions however, I am going to focus on residential homes for the elderly because I feel this will not be so ambitious and access will be much easier as I work part-time in Gorran Haven's elderly home....   [tags: Sociology] 2193 words
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Health of Elderly Australia - How is Australia’s aging population supported by the Australian Health Care System. PREAMBLE Since 1901 Australia’s elderly population has had a dramatic rise with it estimated that 65-year olds make up just under 15% of Australia’s population (Northern Health Research). The median age of the country has risen from 22 to 35 years and people age 0-14 has decreased from 35.1% in 1901 to 20.7% in 2001 (Mayne Health Research). As this “greying of the nation” continues mirroring global trends, there has been an influx of residents admitted into aged care facilities around the country....   [tags: essays research papers] 1881 words
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The Unethical Abuse of Todays Elderly - THE UNETHICAL ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE ELDERLY Waking up in the middle of the night frightened and shaken up is a terrible time that each one of us can remember feeling. Then having someone close to us who we trusted come in, pick us up, and hold us tight produced a sense of security. We were able to take that security, and build a dignified and confident person that grew wiser with age. It seems though that in some instances, as we grow older and wiser, some do not get the respect and dignity that is owed to them....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Discrimination Against The Elderly - Discrimination against the Elderly American society has been described as maintaining a stereotypic and often negative perception of older adults. This negative and/or stereotypic perception of aging and aged individuals is apparent in such areas as language, media, and humor. For example, such commonly used phrases as over the hill and an old fart denote old age as a period of impotency and incompetence. The term used to describe this stereotypic and often negative bias against older adults is ageism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Elderly - I’m most grateful for the opportunity of answering this question. Since I began as a Google Answers Researcher, I’ve always wished to work on a question that, like this one, dealt with a significant issue, involving not just searching abilities, but also challenging in a sensible and intellectual meaning. I hope to have been at its level. First point: the word “elder”. I’ve chosen to leave aside any consideration about connotations of the word in the present culture—it seems appropriate enough to differentiate the group of people over 85 from the other “seniors” within the frame of the present research....   [tags: essays research papers] 860 words
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Elderly Care: Nursing Home, or Not to Nursing Home? - ... Even though there are one bed private bedrooms available in most homes, they tend to be a bit on the expensive side and so most have to settle for staying in public rooms of up to four beds. This can give people the impression that nursing homes are overcrowded and that it can result in a greater risk of neglect and lack of privacy for their loved ones. As a person grows older, there is a higher possibility of becoming ill. At an old age where it’s hard to take care of yourself, it is very important to be around people who can do the job for you....   [tags: Health Care]
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Nursing Care Issues and the Frail Elderly: Dementia - ... In a fairly new program being tested in Long-term care facilities in the United States, called ‘Pieces of the Puzzle”, the program’s goal is to empower nurses to support a person-centered care model and to provide these trained nurses with the best therapeutic recreation tools. This program has been found to have many health and quality of life benefits, including improved depression levels and increased alertness levels. ‘Work-stations’ are set up that residents are able to wander through. These include things like a mock office set up, baby care center, linens or sheets for folding, and simple hand tools....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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America Must Learn to Respect the Elderly - America Must Learn to Respect the Elderly It is blatantly evident that America is a country in which youth is king. Everyone wants to look young, feel young, and possess that youthful vigor and dynamism that is so highly respected by both the media and by the public. Our shelves are stocked with products to make us appear younger in any way, shape, or form; our most popular reality TV shows revolve around the lives of the young and beautiful. It seems that America’s population has forgotten that with luck, some day we will all become older....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 591 words
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Impressions of Aging and the Elderly in Country Music - Impressions of Aging and the Elderly in Country Music Abstract This paper examines recorded country music from about 1920 to 1990 as a source of popular impressions of aging and old age. A sample of 100 songs, primarily from Billboard's Top 40 charts are content-analyzed and the data categorized into image areas. Overall, as expected, the images of aging in the lyrics of country music, both as a process and as a demographic category, are positive; however, interesting variations appear when gender and specific image category are controlled....   [tags: Music Media Research Papers] 5932 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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Elderly Health Care in Massachusetts is a Struggle - Elderly Health Care in Massachusetts is a Struggle Despina and her husband Peter Angelopoulos are not eligible to receive any financial help from the state because they don’t qualify for free health care, and they are extremely worried about their future. The couple, in their early 70’s, both have a series of medical problems resulting in them taking heavy medication. They own a house in Somerville and they are struggling to pay for their medications. They average about eight pills a day each....   [tags: Health Care Medicine Insurance Essays] 3310 words
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Elderly Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy, and Proposed Solutions to These Two Family Problems - There are many problems that plague families nowadays. These problems can affect anybody from the newborn baby to the 90 year old great-grandmother. Some problems can cause physical pain and leave the victim bloody and bruised, for instance abuse, while others cause mental anguish and financial hardship, such as teenage pregnancies. Many of these problems remain hidden, even with all the help that is usually available, because of embarrassment or fear of hurting a loved one. Although there are many proposed solutions, none have been effective enough to wipe the problems out....   [tags: Family Problems]
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Vulnerability of the Elderly Depicted in the Play, A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - In the play ‘A cream cracker under the settee’ I think the Alan Bennett is trying to convey a message about what old age pensioners are really like and what there thoughts are about modern life. The play was written in 1987 but the concerns of elderly people remain the same. The Play is focused on a woman called Doris. She is in late adulthood, widowed and lives by herself. Doris has no family or friends, she has been given a cleaner called Zulema by the council. Zulema comes once a week to clean Doris’ house....   [tags: english literature] 841 words
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Do Elderly People See the Gorilla? Effects of Aging on Inattentional Blindness - ... Similar to Neisser’s experiment, only 44% of the subjects noticed the gorilla walking through the group (Simons & Chabris, 1999). However, when subjects were instructed to count the number of times the participants with black T-shirts passed the ball, approximately 83% noticed the gorilla. This led Simons and Chabris to deduce that unexpected events or objects were more likely to be perceived if they were similar in nature to a given attention demanding task (Simons & Chabris, 1999). These examples and more demonstrate how it is possible for individuals to not perceive an object or event in plain sight when their attention is focused elsewhere....   [tags: Aging / Psychiatry]
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Elderly Warned About Social Security Scams - Elderly warned about Social Security scams WASHINGTON (AP) -- Elderly Americans should be careful about giving out their Social Security numbers, officials warned Tuesday after arresting a man who sent out letters offering an extra check to senior citizens who send back money or their bank account and Social Security numbers. "People should be really cautious about who they give their personal information to, especially their Social Security number," said Social Security Administration spokeswoman Cathy Noe....   [tags: essays research papers] 628 words
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Risk Assessment with Relation to Falls in the Home in the Elderly Population - Risk Assessment with Relation to Falls in the Home in the Elderly Population missing works cited This assignment will focus on the issue of Risk Assessment with relation to falls in the home in the elderly population. It will discuss the relationship between the community healthcare team and the individual client, the government policies related to the topic, and the influences of health policy upon the provision of community care. The role of the community nurse in public health education and promotion will also be explored....   [tags: Papers] 2104 words
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Elder Woman Interview - Today I interviewed an elderly woman who is a resident in the County Nursing Home. As I entered her room, she was sitting up awake and alert. As we talked, I explained to her that as a nursing student, I'm required to complete a paper on any person over the age of sixty-five. I asked her if it would be okay to interview her. She enthusiastically agreed, therefore, I proceeded with the interview. I first took her vital signs. They were as followed: Temperature (oral): 97.8 Pulse: 92 Respirations: 22 Blood Pressure: 170/60 She stated my name, followed by hers....   [tags: Nursing Home Elderly] 973 words
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Cause and Effect Essay: Deteriorating Health Causes Problems for Elderly Drivers - Driving is a simple task that many of us do on a daily basis. Most people are safe drivers, while a few are incapable of driving safely. Safe and capable is how most senior citizens can be viewed; however, there are some factors that can make a senior citizen dangerous behind the wheel. Some of the problems with the elderly today are that their reflexes react slower, they are hearing impaired, or a physical health change can be a big problem. Research has shown everyone ages differently and growing old does not necessarily mean a person becomes a safety hazard on the road....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 519 words
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crime and the elderly - Communication is more than just one person speaking and another listening. There are 3 components, them being Verbal, Non-verbal and Body language. In this essay I am going to explain briefly what I understand about them. Communication is an exchange of information from one individual or group to another, whether in speech or through another medium. (Giddens 1997). Verbal is the smallest part of communication, yet it is the first example that people give of communicating. The more we understand about science and technology, the more we can develop and create modern forms of communication such as PCs, Radio and TV....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Ageism - The Elderly individuals face problems like Ageism. The older society is not given the same options in treatment as the younger society. The Elderly who battle cancer do not receive chemotherapy like the younger generation. Some people believe that doctors are genuinely worried about their patients and others believe that age discrimination is the reason of treatment discrepancy (Dockter & Keene, 2009). Almost 50 percent of breast cancer cases are women 65 and older. In the research of those women, only eight percent of those women received chemotherapy....   [tags: Health ]
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For the love of our parents - Elderly abuse is defined as “any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult.” (Brownridge 55) It may take the form of: physical, financial, neglect, or psychological abuse. (Maclean 7-23) Statistics show that abuse towards the elderly is a substantial problem: A 1989 survey of 2000 elderly persons from private house holds found that 4% of the people reported being abused. (Health Canada) This is the equivalent of 98,000 elderly people in Canada. Financial abuse was the highest with 60,000 elders being affected, and psychosocial abuse is second affecting 30,000 elders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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Polypharmacy in the Older Adult: Too Much of a Good Thing - ... Pharmacokinetics involves how the body interacts with the drug, and pharmacodynamics describes the effect of the drug on the body (Adams, Holland Jr., & Urban, 2011). Pharmacokinetics consists of three components, absorption, distribution, and clearance. Absorption, especially from the oral route is the least influenced by the aging process and slows down, but remains complete (Adams et al., 2011). As the number of drugs ingested increases, the risk that absorption is interrupted increases (Adams et al., 2011)....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Home Health Care for Rural Seniors - ... My grandmother has passed away and now my mother is in the same situation as her mother. My story is only one of millions across the country and it is a rising issue, because more and more seniors do not want to go to nursing homes or move in with their children. Reay and Browne (2001) conducted a study to determine the risk factors for those who abuse their elderly parents. In the study they examined the stress and issues faced by the caregivers to determine what leads a person to abuse their elderly parents....   [tags: Health Care]
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Driving Stereotypes - Driving Stereotypes There is a great debate on whether or not the elderly should be able to drive. Most people who have had any encounters with terrible elder drivers would say no way. This is because they have had that one or maybe even two experiences with a not so cautious elderly driver. This experience has caused them to put a stereotype on all elderly people and their driving abilities. After reading and analyzing all four of the elderly women from the four works in A Writer’s Reader. The authors of each have included many different stereotypes of elderly women....   [tags: Stereotyping Drivers] 1335 words
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Reporting Elder Abuse - In the medical field, the workers are highly trained to be able to make a distinction between what is right and what is wrong. Elder abuse is becoming a serious issue in the health environment. As defined in the website, MedicineNet.com, elder abuse is: “the physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of an elderly person, usually one who is disabled or frail”. The older population consists of people over sixty-five years old. They are very fragile and sometimes they are forgotten or abused. The elderly can be victims of mistreatment in nursing homes, hospitals, or even in their own house....   [tags: elder abuse, nursing, ] 1181 words
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Nursing Homes - ... One of the social isolation comes in the type of nursing home that the frail elderly could retire to. Choosing a nursing home can be one big challenge since most of the time, the elders are transferred to the nursing homes with the hope of getting a decent life and care but more often than not, they end up more stressed, uncomfortable, lonely and above all live in daily risks of their lives within the facilities. This is made worse most of the time with the compulsion to a wrong diet for their age by a staff that is not well qualified or just outright carefree and intolerant of the people they are taking care of....   [tags: Health Care, Older American Population] 2130 words
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Care In and Out of the Hospital - ... A third example is if an elderly person has a mental illness. Giving an example of this it would be dementia or schizophrenia. Both of these diseases are an illness of the mind and have to be watched carefully by the person who has it and their family. Since the person is sick, they are more likely to be rehospitalized because of their illness. When someone is discharged from the hospital, they are taken back home to continue their recovery. If the person keeps getting better while at home, they do not have to be taken back to the hospital....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea I believe that in the past three decades, the way society has treated he elderly has remained primarily the same. Some younger citizens have looked up to the elderly with respect, yet most continue to shun them and consider them useless and hopeless in a society such as ours. I think that the elderly population is continually losing respect from the new generations. Santiago, the elderly man in the novel The Old Man and the Sea, is respected by a young boy, Manolin, yet he is also looked down upon by many of the younger fishermen in the Cuban fishing village where he lives....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 702 words
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Translating Research into Practice - ... Several studies call for further research in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the research recommendations. Implementation of Evidence Based Practice In order to obtain the best practice methods, one must review the evidence based research. According to 4 of the 10 studies found, it is the responsibility of the primary care doctor to assess the patient’s financial status and intervene when necessary (Spinewine et al, 2008; Beran et al, 2007; Piette et al, 2007; Beran et al....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Communication - ... I felt helpless as I didn’t know how to help Elsie understand what I was communicating and for me to understand Elsie. I felt more anxious when Elsie became tearful because I felt that my inability to effectively communicate with her had caused her to become upset. Langland and Panicucci (1982) say that using effective communication is vital for establishing the nurse-client relationship, and particularly important with the elderly confused patient in helping them make choices and in providing direction and/or supervision in self-care....   [tags: Effective Communication, Barriers] 1494 words
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Ageing Population - ... Consequently, the degree of dependence on others as well as the gap between actual and potential function of the patient will be reduced. Long term care requires large amounts of resources and appropriate resource allocation is an issue of policy makers in the health system (Gilford & Panel on Statistics for an Aging Population, 1988, p. 135). The elderly patients who require long term care usually present with both medical and social needs. Therefore, the most important approach to use in order to meet these needs is for policy makers to find ways of combining the resources available in social service and those in the medical care systems....   [tags: Health, Policy, Chronic Illnesses] 2214 words
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The Hidden Faces of Substance Abuse: Multicultural Aspect - ... Consequently, special diagnostic tools for identifying substance abuse among this population and specialized training for those employed in the field of substance abuse treatment is greatly needed (Gfroerer, 2002, p. 127). Another population that is often overlooked when it comes to addiction issues is the disabled population, even though studies have shown that the propensity for substance abuse is 2 to 4 times higher for this population than for the nondisabled population (Substance Abuse and Disability, n.d.)....   [tags: Drug Abuse]
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Sacrifice in an Aging Society - Sacrifice in an Aging Society Our society is currently suffering from a severely limited supply of health care resources. In his State of the Union address this past January, President Bush announced that he intends to commit an additional 400 billion dollars of the budget over the next decade to reform and strengthen Medicare. Currently, Medicare provides coverage to 40 million elderly; by the year 2031, that number is expected to reach 77 million. [1] As it is, the government allocates 21.6% of its annual budget to meeting health care needs; [2] unbelievably, due to the present nature of the system, even this huge proportion of the budget is not sufficient to meet the requirements of this growing, and aging, population....   [tags: Ethics Healthcare Geriatrics Dying Essays]
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The Theory of Planned Behaviour: Nurses Attitudes towards Older Patients - The Theory of Planned Behaviour: Nurses' Attitudes towards Older Patients ABSTRACT The Theory of Planned Behaviour was tested in a study for its ability to predict intention to behave in specific ways towards older patients. There were 172 subjects from 3 Scottish universities, Napier, Edinburgh and Abertay Dundee. The results gained from a questionnaire suggest that the Theory of Planned behaviour can be used to predict behavioural intentions of nurses when working with older patients. Nurses’ intention to behave was predicted by their attitudes mostly, perceived behavioural control also carried a significant beta weight although social norms were found to be non– significant....   [tags: Psychology Nurses Patient Behaviour Essays] 3799 words
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Attitudes Towards Older People - Attitudes towards Older People Attitudes and treatment towards elderly people can be said to vary drastically across cultures. From Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the America's, Africa and Australia, the attitudes expressed by the community towards older people are very different when compared to one another. An `attitude' can be defined as `a mental view or disposition' (Wilkes & Krebs, 1987), or if the content is used in has a psychological basis ` the learned, relative stable tendency to respond to people, concepts, and events in an evaluative way' (Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2002)....   [tags: Psychology] 1177 words
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The Effect of Age on Taste - The Effect of Age on Taste The sense of taste has to be one of the most important human senses. It gives an individual the ability to recognize consumables that are encountered on a regular basis such as a favorite steak platter or a favorite wine. However, when that individual reaches a particular age the sense of taste deteriorates, which can result in potentially dangerous conditions such as malnourishment or susceptibility to diseases. This problem of taste loss due to aging needs to be studied more because it can effect both the physical and mental health of many elderly people....   [tags: Senses Aging Essays]
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Active Euthanasia Pros and Cons - Abstract Euthanasia is a long debated topic, going back for decades in our country alone. Both sides of the topic have valid points morally and ethically. The Netherlands have had euthanasia laws in effect since 1973. America has very few states with legislation on the books: Oregon enacted in 1997, Washington 2008. Germany experimented with Active Euthanasia in the 1930’s, resulting in one of the most horrendous genocides in the past millennium. No where else do we have a cohort more at risk than the elderly, as they fall prey to the pressures of getting out of the way, and with a burgeoning population of baby boomers now becoming the elderly our system already strained now faces even more pressure....   [tags: Euthanasia]
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The Influence of Ageism in Public Policy - ... flood, heat wave)”. To support this statement, one need only look to the Katrina Hurricane incident. According to the Associated Press (2008, para. 14), “just under half of all victims were 75 or older, with the average age being 69.” Even more troubling, as of May 2009, “more than 3,000 Katrina survivors were still being temporarily housed in FEMA trailers, most of whom were elderly and disabled” (Dewan, 2009, para. 9). Reverse mortgage products are yet another ageist practice that can have a disparate impact on elderly homeowners....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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