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The Importance of the Elderly in Rudolfo Amaya´s A Celebration of Grandfathers - ... But they bloom again in the spring. Death is only this small transition in life.” While he was blinded by grievance, Grandfather was able to show him the brighter side of things; the silver lining. Although we as youth like to believe we have it all figured out, the reality is that the elderly are the only ones that are truly wise, and are the closest to having it ‘all figured out’. Olivia Newton John said it best as, “I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m still walking it.” (Kornowski, Liat.) Anaya’s A Celebration of Grandfathers is a great example of how our grandfathers may be the key to finding insight on life, and its many lessons....   [tags: Elderly, Grandparents]
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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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Environmental Modifications to Avoid Elderly Falls - ... Such as the vinyl floors being used for falls and using carpet that prevents injury from falling. The effects of community living were more convincing since there was a substantial alteration in the tested intervention group. Modifications were produced by assessing the patient’s home for environmental hazards, providing information, giving support on how to modify the home, coaching the patients on how to use adaptive equipment, and providing follow up on the intervention groups that are perceived to have a frequency of increased falls....   [tags: Elderly, Hazard, Accident] 886 words
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Epidemiology, Assessment, and Presentation of an Elderly Patient Suffering from a Traumatic Injury - ... Listening to the lungs for any abnormalities should also occur. As respiratory function declines with age, efficient ventilation is a must for the elderly trauma patient. There are a number of reasons why this occurs including; an inability of the chest cage to expand, partial stiffening of the airway, decreased alveolar surface area, decreased ability to saturate haemoglobin with oxygen, and change in spinal curvature (Porth, & Maftin, 2009). Also the risk of hypoxia is greatly increased in the elderly patient....   [tags: healthcare for the elderly, geriatrics]
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Legal and Ethical Issues of Reporting Abuse in Both Children and the Elderly - Reporting abuse has been a legal and ethical dilemma for years in the healthcare system. Some physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers are quick to report abuse while others are more reluctant to report abuse in fear of overreacting to an occurrence. This leaves children and the elderly in unknown state of protection from their abusers. While these medical personnel are reluctant to report abuse, there are approximately 2,000 reported deaths in children due to abuse each year. With the elderly, the number of deaths is uncertain....   [tags: protection, elderly, children, system]
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Interview with an Elderly Woman - In the early 1940’s Marie was born into a small tight knit family living in a small rural Kentucky town. Marie is now in her seventies and has led a very interesting life traveling the country, raising four children, and shaping her chosen profession. Our interview sessions were conducted over a period of time, as Marie is very active and has little “free time” to spare. Early Life Her parents meet at a social gathering in town and where married shortly thereafter. Marie’s name was chosen by her grandmother and mother, “because they loved to read the list was quite long with much debate over each name.” If she was a boy her name would have been Francis, so she is very happy to have...   [tags: Interview An Elderly Person] 2237 words
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The Elderly - The term Ageism is practiced by many of America's youth who lack nothing short of ignorance. Many individuals use discriminative terms to falsely describe the elderly. We forget that despite their advanced age, they're people full of life that are purely undergoing senescence, the universal and inevitable changes that all of us experience from the time we are born. Wilbert is a gentleman who must combat multiple ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. These are merely from secondary aging which encompass changes that are due to illness, health habits, and other individual differences that have expedited his degeneration physically....   [tags: Ageism, Illness, Health Habits]
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The Elderly in the Workplace - While Industrial and Organizational Psychology can be traced back almost to the very beginning of psychology, it did not truly become the science that it is today until 1964 (Landy & Conte, 2010). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “federal legislation that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” (Landy & Conte, 2010, p. 22). The Act, which made a great impact on the workplace, may not have been directly connected to I/O Psychology, but it appears to have ushered in the modernization of I/O Psychology (Landy & Conte, 2010)....   [tags: Psychology, Civil Rights Act] 615 words
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The Elderly in the Community - As one ages, the body accumulates a myriad of multidimensional changes in the realms of physical, biological, psychological, and social alterations. These changes can manifest from a deficiency in one area or an abundance in another. According to the student nurse, these changes can be functional, potentially dysfunctional, or dysfunctional based on Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. The student nurse conducts a similar interview and assessment process with each patient to gather subjective and objective data related to the health and wellness of the individual....   [tags: Nursing, Health, Ageing] 1458 words
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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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The Elderly Population - According to the Collins dictionary, the term ‘elderly’ is associated with persons who are quite old or past middle age. In the Caribbean, the age of definition is mostly linked to 60 years old and over. However, the age variation takes into consideration the social class differences, gender, functional ability related to the workforce, the country’s political and economical situation, likewise the retirement age. This report is cemented on the elderly population in a corporate home in the Kingston and St....   [tags: age, senior citizens, Jamaica, corporate home]
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Marginalisation of the Elderly in America - Independence is a socially constructed concept within a capitalistic patriarchal society that serves to marginalize and oppress the elderly members of the society. Why do many women of the elderly population within the United States live alone. What is it about our society that has encouraged the elderly population to live alone and without the vital familial support that is so often necessary for people who are reaching their golden years. Elderly people in the United States are one of the most vulnerable groups of people who have traditionally been marginalized....   [tags: Marginalized Elder Populations]
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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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Dementia Effects the Elderly and Their Caregivers - ... The article examines the high rates of anxiety, stress, and burnout that caregivers’ experience (Butler, 2008). Research and studies are sparse on the services that provide caregivers support (Butler, 2008). The research that has been done has been very little (Butler, 2008). The concluding point and recommendation from the committee is to offer everyone with dementia and their caregiver a single health or social care professional contact point (Butler, 2008). However, Gainey and Payne (2006) discuss the burden that exists in all types of caregiving....   [tags: stress, support, family]
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Aging: The Growing Population of Elderly - I. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to bring greater awareness of important aspects of the growing population of elderly – that is, people 65 years of age and older with a developmental disability. The US census projects that by the year 2030 the population of individuals aged 65 and over will reach approximately 73,000,000. This projection accounts for both males and females. More importantly, it also accounts for those with developmental disabilities. Because of the increase in life-expectancy it is not out of the realm of reality that people with develpmental disabilities work longer, thus, contributing more into the profit driven society, more importantly, making a relevant argu...   [tags: population, developmental disability]
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One to One with the Elderly - When I was at work experience, I had started to talk one to one with the elderly in a bus, which this was held in the town center to attract the elderly to approach us and ask question or if they didn’t approach we would then approach them instead. We then had asked question about if they knew about the company which was ‘Otley Action for Older People’ and if they didn’t we had then talks about it and what the company does for the elderly. The topic was very sensitive so I had to make sure that I wasn’t talking in a way that would make then feel uncomfortable for example ‘do you get abused?’ When I had communicated with them I had to bring them to the bus which was for the event and sit th...   [tags: Otley action for older people] 660 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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Technology for the Elderly with Dementia - The World Health Organization put forward a document in 1980 titled, International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH). This document defined individuals with disabilities as having an impairment that did not allow them to contribute in everyday conventional activities and in which they are incapable to perform their normal role, resulting a handicap. The use of assistive technology then comes in order to minimise interruption to a user’s habituated and desired ways of doing things, which then results with an enhanced quality of life (DeRuyter, F....   [tags: assistive technology, ireland, dementia]
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German and Norwegian Elderly Care - ... (Statistics Norway, 2001) The Norwegians spends more per capita on caring for elderly than any other country in worldwide. Nearly 10 per cent of the annual budget goes towards providing of facilities and services to fulfill the government’s guarantee to its citizens that everyone will have a cost free private apartment post retirement in addition to the assistance and care that they might need. (Indian Journal of Gerontology (2013,). As the largest service sector, care for the elderly amounts to more than a quarter of the total municipal budget and is nearly 3 per cent of its GDP....   [tags: Retirement Homes, Care] 1389 words
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Frailty: A Condition of the Elderly - ... Operational definitions of frailty Even though, most geriatric health care providers can accurately identify a frail patient, a consensus regarding the definition is still not reached (Rodríguez-Mañas et al., 2013). The discussions continue on whether frailty should be defined only by biomedical factors or whether psychosocial factors should also be included (Walston et al., 2006). On a positive note, consensus has been established that frailty is: 1) a clinical syndrome 2) indicates increased vulnerability to stressors, leading to functional impairment and adverse health outcomes 3) might be reversible or attenuated by interventions and 4) is useful in primary care (Morley, 2013)....   [tags: diseases of old age] 1453 words
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Increase in Elderly Population Report - ... And while the United States sees growth in the nursing home industry, workers are sill in high demand and officials are concerned that there aren’t enough people to care for our elderly. People are also growing increasingly worried that there will not be enough nursing homes to care for our older generation. Elderly people that are in between stages of being able to live independently and having to rely on someone else are facing different problems. Elderly people in between stages face the problem of nursing home prices and their insurances/social security not paying for these expenses....   [tags: predicaments in social, economic & medical world]
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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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The Lonely Life of the Elderly - ... He would have grown up during the toughest of times in the United States. At the age of 20 that same man would have been enlisted. The 60’s were dominated by the Vietnam war, and even though the Vietnam War wasn’t considered a world war, it was felt by and devastated everyone involved. The same man that fought beside his brothers and friends, most of which didn’t make it out alive, was then forced to return home and proceed with ordinary life. This drastic change was hard for many soldiers to overcome, and the Vietnam war still today has lingering effects on that generation (The People MLA in-text citations require two parts: author’s last name (if no last name, then use the first word o...   [tags: hidden affects you didn't see coming] 1565 words
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Administering Medications to the Elderly - ... Lastly, most elderly adults have slower metabolisms which results in delayed gastric emptying (Touhy, 2012). This becomes important because, some medications will not make it to the small intestine to be absorbed in time to cause their therapeutic effects (Touhy, 2012). There are many different reasons to get lab work done before a medication is given. For example, it is important to do a WBC when suspecting a bacterial infection in order to know which medication will be effective (Touhy, 2012)....   [tags: communication, hearing loss] 682 words
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Professional Caregivers for the Elderly - ... Federal and state background checks are vital for protecting senior citizens from an assistant with a history of drug, alcohol or physical abuse. There are great brick-and-mortar and online schools that offer home health aide classes to students interested in providing personal care to elderly clients with physical or mental infirmities. Prospective students can contact community colleges and caregiver placement agencies to learn about home health aide training programs in their cities. Understanding How to Handle Emergencies Assisted living facilities and nursing homes often offer coursework and practical experiences in professional caregiver responsibilities as part of their certified...   [tags: lucrative career options] 544 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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Sexual Behavior in the Elderly - Study of sex in the old age remains unresolved the world over. Sexuality among the elderly has been a subject that has confused many especially that the elderly are a group of neglected people in most parts of the world. Fascination affects many who find it hard to imagine the elderly remaining sexually active at their age. Elders also have fears of remaining sexually active in their old age and whether or not they can maintain their prowess. Older women at times fear to express their sexual desire because they fear such behavior regarded as a disgrace....   [tags: Study of Sex, Old Age, Sexuality]
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Promoting Health for the Elderly - Review of Related Literature and Studies Health and care According to Zaidi (2008), health is an important aspect for an elderly to achieve a good quality of life. The aspect of health does not only covers physical and mental health but it also covers social health. It means that elderlies must live independently and have social interaction. Health describes the wellness of a person in order to perform and participate in many activities. (Zaidi, 2008) On the other hand, according to Novak (2012), health promotion includes concepts of disease prevention and reduced disability....   [tags: care, mental, disease] 545 words
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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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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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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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Resistance training and the Elderly - Introduction Many studies have shown that resistance training improves strength and many other aspects in the elderly population. Although the literature covers a wide variety of such theories, this review will focus on major themes, which will emerge repeatedly throughout the literature reviewed. These themes are: high intensity resistance training improves the muscle mass, strength and hypertrophy, muscle hypertrophy was due to the increase in type I and II fibres and muscle mass and strength gains were slightly more or less the same for both men and women but the was an overall increase in strength adaptations (Williams & Stewart, 2009)....   [tags: High Intensity Resistance Training, Strength]
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Skin Cancer and the Elderly - I was born and raised in Palm Beach County of south Florida. The ocean, beach, and sun are just another everyday routine in the lives of a south Floridian. Sun bathing is a hobby that I never realized was such a big deal until moving to Orlando; when going to the beach and tanning is a privilege only shared on occasion. In Palm Beach County, it is hard to find someone that isn’t ten shades darker then they are naturally otherwise. When reports about the negative effects of UV light came about, I constantly heard “Oh, it won’t happen to me, I will deal with that when I’m older, but for now I’m going to continue tanning.” Today, skin cancer “is the most common type of cancer in the U.S.” (Ferr...   [tags: Health ]
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Financial Abuse of the Elderly - Elder Abuse is defined as any activity performed by an individual whereby these actions cause suffering of the older adult, intentionally or not (Touhy, Jett, Boscart & McCleary, 2012, p. 378). Unfortunately, the incidents of elder abuse continue to rise with the increasing number of people entering older adulthood. It is interesting to note that although elder abuse is highly under reported its occurrence increased three fold over a ten-year period (Friese & Collopy, 2010, p. 61). Certainly, it is a nurse’s duty to provide holistic care to his or her patients, which must include protection from abuse....   [tags: those at risk, signs, prevention, ]
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Balance Control of Elderly Adults - ... The researchers hypothesized that the interactive balance computer game, along with a physical therapy program of strength and balance exercise, could improve the patients’ motor skills. The study by Szturm, Betker, Moussavi, Desai, and Goodman (2011) was focused on a group of ambulatory community-dwelling adults with balance issues in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Participants were first given a description of the study and had to sign informed consent. The participants were chosen after they passed the inclusion criteria, which entailed being over the age of 65, having a Mini-Mental State Examination score over 24, being able to speak English and understand the concept of the study wit...   [tags: therapy sessions, injuries] 1358 words
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Social Programs for the Elderly - ... The widowers benefit increased from 75% of the deceased spouse’s benefits to 82.5 %. (Martin & Weaver, 2005) In 1972, the social security program or the Old Age Assistance became a federal program and was converted by Congress to the Supplemental Security Income. (Quadagno, 2014) (pg 102). Throughout the 1970’s the Social security continued to increase but with an economic downturn concerns over the financial stability of the program began to grow. A report from the Treasury department showed that the taxes that are collected to pay for Social Security would not be enough to cover the cost of the program....   [tags: Social Security, Medicare] 1680 words
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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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Tai Chi and the Elderly - ... The technique phase was performed at a slower/beginner’s level to focus on form and “tune up the body and mind” through a controlled and thoughtful review of all the sequences, according to the class instructor. During the technique phase, only two simple verbal cues were given to “shift” body weight and “twist” to rotate at the trunk. The second phase consisted of the same vast sequence, but was practiced at faster pace, with less verbal cues. All together the sequences consisted of fluid-like movements that involved: ● wide, staggered, and narrow double leg stances ● single leg support stances ● multi-directional weight-shifting ● multi-directional stepping ● multi-directional trunk r...   [tags: low impact exercise project]
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Crimes Against the Elderly - The rapidly increasing population of elderly people has been accompanied by a number of challenges to the elderly, communities, and the state. The frequency of victimization of the elderly through various crimes has escalated with the criminal justice system facing increasing pressure to curb this trend. Despite all states having legislation that target protecting the adult population from crimes, wide gaps in reporting of crimes against the elderly are evident across the nation. The elderly have increasingly become more vulnerable to physical, financial, and emotional abuse....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Adult Population] 1712 words
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Elderly and Road Exam - Many older people are cashing more than ever because they will not give up their car keys when they need to say it is time to give up driving. We should defiantly propose that we take care of this issue by making them retake the exam. So many elderly are getting into wrecks and some are even driving on the wrong side of the road killing people. By proposing that we need to force the elderly to retake that driving exam every six months is to insure that they will be able to drive more safely on our public roads still today....   [tags: Older People, Senior Citizens, Driving, Accidents]
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Discrimmination against the Elderly - ... Retirement was used to recycle the workforce with younger counterparts. However, many elders are not ready to retire so they are competing with the younger generation to keep their jobs. In fact, many employers feel that the elderly has little to offer and are not able to produce significant work. Many elders are forced to retire or are given lucrative severance pay packages. For those individuals, this forced retirement means idleness, isolation, loss of self-esteem, and living on a dwindling income....   [tags: ageism in society]
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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, informative, social reform]
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Drivers - “An eighty-six year old man killed ten people and injured more than seventy when he drove his Buick into a crowded farmers market in California. In Florida, an eighty-four year old woman drove her car through a window of a Sears and into a cash register and employee” (Murphy). Sadly enough, instances like these are becoming more and more prevalent and require immediate action. It is imperative that a more comprehensive approach be taken when deciding the competence of elderly drivers. Laws must be put into action to mandate and administer testing and re-examining of the skills and eligibility of this group....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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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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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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Elderly Driving Tests - I believe that people over the age of 75 should not be allowed to drive without taking an agility test. Those who do not pass this test have their driver’s license taken away from them. Initially all beginning drivers are required to take an agility test along with an eye exam before we are issued a driver’s license. As we age our vision and agility skills may diminish. Therefore all elderly drivers should be have to take an agility test in order to keep this license. In most cases old age is a time of “review, retirement, and adjustment to new social roles involving decreasing strength and health (Berk, L....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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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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Towards Mobile Augmented Reality for the Elderly - We conducted a user study to evaluate the usability of handheld AR applications for the elderly (a). Since the results show that elderly users have difficulties holding up a tablet computer over a long period of time, we tested whether using head-mounted displays is an alternative for them (b). We further propose improved AR user interfaces for tablet computers that do not require continuously holding up the device (c). Mobility and independence are key aspects for self-determined living in today's world and demographic change presents the challenge to retain these aspects for the aging population....   [tags: mobility, independence, virtual 3D arrorws]
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Mumbai's Elderly Issues - ... People from all over the world go to Mumbai in order to deal with film related activities. It produces enormous country’s capital through its number of films produced each year so it is a commercial capital of India as well as modern city of India. Mumbai is the city of dream to many people especially to youngsters and adults of 21st generations. According to Mira Kamdar, “There is lots of money in Bombay, not going to mention glamour. Bombay is New York plus Hollywood, home to the film industry whose distribution range stretches from the Persian Gulf all the way to through Southeast Asia.” There is a continuous performance of dances, music and dramas in this city and it drags lots of to...   [tags: India lacks universal health care system]
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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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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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Examining the Western Culture's View of the Elderly - I spent roughly thirty hours volunteering at Martin Luther Campus, during which I got to take a part in many experiences that were alien to me. Through participant observations, I was able to interview residents and draw out information that I would otherwise be unable to get if I used a “fly on the wall” approach. There were many things I witnessed, and experienced first hand, that made me very uncomfortable. Whether they were “bad” or “good is irrelevant, as I found that the things that made me the most uncomfortable tended to be the most relevant to this class....   [tags: Reflection ] 1636 words
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The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly ( - ... The first On Lok Center provided adult day care with medical, rehabilitation, respite, and social services. Medicaid was providing the program reimbursement for day health services by 1979. On Lok was further funded by a four-year Department of Health and Human Services demonstration grant. According to Hirth (2009), “On Lok was found to be a successful model and continued to grow and remain financially solvent, later receiving waivers from Medicare and Medicaid to provide medical services for a fixed monthly payment for every member of the program” (p....   [tags: organization, fund, patients, therapy] 517 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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: A Level Essays]
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Financial Exploitation of Elderly People by Home Care Aides - ... (Hafemeister, 2003) A large number of elderly people have paid home care aides that come into their homes on a weekly or sometimes daily basis to assist with routine activities of daily living. It is common knowledge that elderly people have a tendency to be lonely and many times they become good friends with their home care aide. They will offer monetary support if the aide expresses some personal financial problem they are experiencing or will offer to “pay” or “tip” them for their services....   [tags: money, finances, emotional, physical]
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The Aging Process and Caring For the Elderly - Abstract This report presents several aspects of aging. The report looks at a number of theories of why we age, the physical and mental changes we undergo as we age, and ways of caring for the elderly. TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION......................................................1 THEORIES OF WHY WE AGE............................................2 Genetics.....................................................2 Cellular.....................................................2 Physiological................................................2 PHYSICAL CHANGES..................................................2 MENTAL CHANGES....................................................5 Alzheimer's Disea...   [tags: The Aging Body, Physiological Changes]
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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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Radiation versus Chemotherapy in the Elderly with Breast Cancer - ... The hepatic system has decreased enzyme production and blood flow causing decreased metabolism. The renal system has decreased blood flow and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as well as decreased functional ability resulting in decreased excretion (Lilley et al., 2014). According to Komen (2009) side effects from radiation therapy will vary related to the area treated and may include skin irritation, breast changes or swelling, fatigue, dry cough or difficulty swallowing, and lymphedema. The American Society for Clinical Oncology (2013) go on to add more specific side effects such as with the skin itching, dryness, blistering, and peeling....   [tags: clinical oncology]
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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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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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Elderly Health Care: The Line Between Care and Killing - The article Elderly health care: The line between care and killing, from the Hearld-Review, illustrates the many problems the courts have with elder abuse cases. The case involved the death of 91 year-old Maria “Concha” Lopez of Madera, California who was being cared for by her 26 year-old grandniece, Stephanie Hernandez. Ms. Hernandez called 911 when her aunt stopped breathing. Arriving firefighters and paramedics were inundated with the odor of urine, feces, and rotting flesh emanating from piles of soiled diapers, used bandages and the patient....   [tags: Schmalleger, Herald-Review] 896 words
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