There is a trend that the disabilities people keep increasing in this few years , we believed that there will be much more disabilities people in Hong Kong which mean the need of the guiding system is increasing .In order to achieve the highest profit for our product. The guiding system is focus on solving seeing difficulty. On the other hand, the most common age having disabilities is over 60 years old (over 60% in 2008) which mean the elderly. Because of the trends of aging population in Hong Kong, the demand of the guiding system will increase accordingly. We can see that the elder the people are the disabilities number increase.
One problem that is feeding into our healthcare deficiency is the spending on technology and prescription drugs (Kimbuende, Eric pg.1). For several years, spending on new medical technology and prescription drugs has been cited as a leading contributor to the increase in overall health spending (Kimbuende, Eric pg.1). “New drugs and technology increase healthcare costs because they generate consumer demand for intense costly services.” Even though the cost of healthcare related to technology and drugs have decreased over the pat couple of years, it is still an issue in our society (Kimbuende, Eric pg.1). Another thing that affects our healthcare costs is chronic disease (Kimbuende, Eric pg.1). Seventy-six percent of Medicare spending is on patients with five or more chronic dise... ... middle of paper ... ... pharmaceutical products and medical devices will help improve the nation’s healthcare cost (Hoppe, Hans Hermann pg.1).
Successful aging is a concept that is used to describe the physical, social, and mental well-being in older age. This concept has primarily received increased attention in the recent past because of significant increases in the absolute and relative number of older people in today’s society (Rowe & Kahn, 1997, p.433). This increase has in turned contributed to challenges for medicine, social and behavioral science, and ... ... middle of paper ... ...ties tend to experience unhealthy aging as compared to their counterparts in high income societies. Notably, socioeconomic differences imply that some older individuals will suffer from the impact of early health disadvantage in low income societies. Therefore, social structures like economic status have considerable effects on successful aging.
There are projections all over the world where the aging mass will increase in the upcoming centuries. If we look on the bright side we do have more elder people than ever. The aging population hold potential treat towards health guardianship, health care services, pensions and labor supply for the future. One of the biggest conflict for an aging population in our society is the amount of public spendings that will take place and how a health care system will find a way to support all elder people including the rest of the population. The increase in elder people means the bigger amount of money will be spend on our health care.
In 2012, in the UK there were 3 million people over 80 years old and, by 2037, this number is predicted to more than double to 6.1 million. This is creating a huge amount of pressure on the NHS, which will have to develop along with the aging population, in order to run the health system in original and effective ways. I believe this will be a major challenge of my career as; the older people are, the more likely they are to develop a disability or chronic illness. This is due to the fact that, as you age, your immune system starts to decay. The older you are, the more time you have had to come into contact with diseases.
With increasing quality of healthcare, many countries around the world are now experiencing an ageing population. This involves a change in the demographic composition of the elderly and the young in a population. This means that there is a decrease in fertility rates with an increase in the number of elderly people (over 65). Therefore, the average age of the population is increasing. According to WHO, “this population ageing can be seen as a success story for public health policies, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.” The UK is considered to have an ageing population (2013- 10 million over 65 in UK); some may perceive this to have negative consequences due to several factors: for instance, many argue that the ageing population places pressure on public health services.
Dementia or dementing disorders are composed of a group of brain diseases that often leads to the loss of physical and mental functions. Alzheimer disease patients are increasing rapidly all over the world. This is because of the population growth of the elderly. As Alzheimer patients increase, so is the cost of care. Nursing homes and elderly care facilities have a great number of Alzheimer disease patients.
While there are various preventive measures taken to contain the spread of the disease, the increase in aging population means that dementia will become more prevalent. The prevalence of dementia in the elderly has contributed to numerous studies and researches to identify effective preventive measures because of the seeming unavailability of an appropriate treatment. In attempts to identify a suitable preventive measure, Verghese et al (2003), have conducted an analysis on leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly given the increase of dementia with increase in age (p.2508). These researchers recognize that the prevention of dementia among the elderly has become... ... middle of paper ... ..., particularly because of the frequency with which elderly people experience it. There is need to refocus research efforts on this significant public health issue to prevent its prevalence in the elderly and identify unique care needs to promote the best patient outcomes.
The plights of aging and minorities are substantially difficult to those to have endure the hardships of both groups. With the amount of the elderly majority increasing rapidly, this work examines certain aspects such as education and economic status. Based on that concept, I intend to find weather there is a correlation to the quality longevity of life for those of the aging minority differ in comparison to their counterparts Minority Aging Aging is a fact of life. As the years progress, the amount of aging individuals in the United States has been projected to increase considerably. In fact, Wiener and Tilly (2002) expressed that, the number of aging individuals is estimated to increase by 135% between 2000 and 2050.
Challenges to medicine The four biggest challenges to medicine are rise in health care cost, nursing staff shortage, new and reemerging infectious diseases and increase longevity and Alzheimer’s disease. Rise in healthcare cost There is constant increase in healthcare cost around the globe. In 1980, the health expenditure of the United States was approximately $250billion which has increased to about $2.3 trillion in 2008. The price rises when demand increases relative to supply. This is the current trend in health care.