Many concerns have been expressed about the potential dangers elderly drivers present when operating a vehicle. Mental and physical capabilities begin to decline as a person ages. When their health deteriorates, the well being of other individuals on the road is at stake. Many elderly drivers should not drive due to their medical history and the fact that they might suffer from possible side effects from taking multiple prescription medicines. In addition, local organizations and neighbors can provide transportation for the elderly to keep them from endangering themselves and others.
Therefore, nursing interventions play a pivotal role in preventing patient injury related to hospital falls (Johnson et al. 2011). Unfortunately, the danger of falling rises with age and enormously affect one third of older people with ravages varying from minimal injury to incapacities, which may lead to premature death (Johnson et al. 2011). In addition, to the detrimental impacts on patient falls consequently affect the patient’s family members, care providers, and the health organization emotionally as well as financially (Ang et al.
Once she begins to lose her ability to read and write, it takes a big toll on her character, creating one of the main reasons she becomes depressed. Even the thought of being sent back home to live with her mother all summer with nothing to do is a big element in her descent to depression. On top of her writing, Esther’s family situation adds on to her struggles. With her father deceased since the 1940s, Esther is stuck with her mother whom she does not like. Last is Buddy Willard, now Esther’s ex, sends Esther to a conflict between Buddy and herself, and another one between herself and her search for someone considered pure.
There are profound effects of ageism that can be harmful to a patient’s overall health. Ageism can cause physicians to consistently treat older patients unequally compared to younger adults. Unequal treatment can be divided into the under-treatment of symptoms and the over-treatment of symptoms. The imbalance in how a physician would treat a geriatric patient is ageist because the older adult is not getting fair treatment in every case. Under-treatment and over-treatment are different; however, they are both equally as harmful to a patients health.
The symptoms can cause more severe symptoms if ignored or untreated. Some caregivers may use denial or avoiding to push the emotions away. (Alzheimer 's Foundation of America - What is Dementia, 2016) Depression is commonly seen in caregivers of Dementia clients. Depression is able to break the spirit of coping with the anxiety and stress that comes from caregiving. There is a link between that greater levels of caregiver burden and depression.
Alzheimer's disease is an increasing cause of mental confusion in older adults. In earlier stages of the disease, patients can be aware of their diagnosis; depression and anxiety are likely to follow. Support from social workers, along with medication can help ease the resultant emotional pain. (Suppes & Wells, 2013) Works Cited (Suppes & Wells, 2013)(Anderson, 2001)(Lacruz, Emeny, Haefner, Zimmermann, Linkohr, Rolf & Ladwing, 2011)
When this attitude is repeatedly reflected upon them, they begin to feel useless. Older people may begin to feel like dependent, noncontributing members of society. They may start to perceive themselves the way others in society see them.” Studies have also specifically shown that when older people hear, though stereotypes about their supposed incompetence and uselessness, they performed worse on a measure of competency and memory; in effect, though stereotypes become self-fulfilling prophecy” In modern societies of America, the elderly care is being provided by the state or private institutions and death is viewed as a loss and something to be feared. As long as this attitude continues the cycle it produces will as well. The aging process has become a shameful experience and youth has become an explosive obsession.
As one reads this work presented by Kaye Gibbons, a chill runs down their back. Ellen, the main character is faced with a hard life dealing with endless losses, with the deaths of both her parents and her grandmother being included. Why would one get a chill you wonder? This individual has thoughts and feelings that many have never experienced and cannot express. Ellen is merely a child no older then the age of ten but if not knowing this fact, readers would think she was an aged woman who has lived their life sufficiently.
This psychosocial theory is one of the main reasons why ‘changing the way America ages’ is what American Senior Assistances Programs is all about. Many elders want to look back on their life and enjoy what they have done. However, not everyone is as fortunate to grow old and healthy. This could mean that many elders begin to see signs in decreasing health and become incompetent. Therefore, caregivers, care managers, or even guardians have to be appointed in order to take care of the elders
She told me about the things that cause continuity in her situation, things like her husband dying, small social security support, and expensive taxes leaving her unable to afford the payments and upkeep for the home they lived in. With no family and no other options, she literally had to go back to work and continues to hold a position despite her age and deteriorating body she has to work her life away to keep affording basic survival needs. Yet, Ferri-Reed mentions that each generation stresses over different things and with the older generations not so much on finances (22), but one thing that every generation stresses over is the