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Depression Among Homebound Older Adults

- Introduction According to the U.S. census bureau older adults are an important and rapidly growing segment of the United States’ population. There are about 40 million older adults aged 65 and older residing in Unites States and it is projected to be more than double by 2050(Population Reference Bureau, 2015). This projection is due to advancement in health care facilities and better education (Population Reference Bureau, 2015). As people age they face various physical, psychological and social roles changes which affects their quality of life....   [tags: Depression and the Elderly]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly

- Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Elderly Mental disorders are becoming more prevalent in today's society as people add stress and pressure to their daily lives. The elderly population is not eliminated as a candidate for a disorder just because they may be retired. In fact, mental disorders affect 1 in 5 elderly people. One would think that with disorders being rather prevalent in this age group that there would be an abundance of treatment programs, but this is not the case. Because the diagnosis of an individual's mental state is subjective in nature, many troubled people go untreated regularly (summer 1998)....   [tags: Mental Disorders Papers]

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Social Work in Older Living

- Depression is two to three times more common then dementia of depressed elders at home, about one-third have moderately severe disease. Depression is not age-related and there is no reason to believe it to be part of normal aging. It is more common amoung physically ill sunjects in hospitals and at home. Although higher rates of depression are found in people with dementia and other neurological disorders, particularly stroke and parkinson's disease. Without treatment, depression in old age becomes a chronic disorder that produces high levels of morbidity and mortality....   [tags: dementia, depression, elderly, homes]

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Effect Of Prescribing Exercise To The Elderly Population With Depression In Assisted Living Homes

- Depression is common in the geriatric population, especially when they are in assisted living housing. Exercise is a simple intervention that may be helpful for symptoms of depression. Serotonin is a hormone that is a major component in mood boosting. Shim et al. discussed that exercise has been shown to bolster serotonin signaling in some individuals (“Physical Weight Loading Induces Expression of Tryptophan Hydroxylase 2 in the Brain Stem” 1). This in turn creates a superior mood in individuals that exercise on a regular basis....   [tags: research, intervention, treatment]

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Does Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Have an Effect in Depression Levels in Elderly Women

- This study was done to test whether or not brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has an effect on depression levels in elderly women, and if it is increased my exercises. They chose to compare aerobic exercises with strength exercise in women over the age of 65. Participants were voluntary. A study testing BDNF has been done most frequently in younger individuals, but not in the elderly. The Ethics and Research Committee of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/UFMG approved this study, and every patient signed a free, informed consent (Pereira et al, 2010)....   [tags: BDNF study, physical exercise]

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Telemental Health Collaboration Protocol

- Telemental Health Collaboration Protocol: What is the best way for rural nurses to help the elderly population decrease depression. Goal The goal of Rural Telemental Health (RTH) is to increase the access to those in the rural regions of states by using teleconferencing, video-conferencing, emails, group video-conferencing and the telephone to help the geriatric patient improve depression. Telemental Health and/or Telemedicine will also improve communication and collaboration with a team of healthcare providers such as rural clinic nurses and primary care physicians while giving the rural geriatric population access to a much needed health service....   [tags: Rural Nurses, Elderly Population, Depression]

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Elderly Dehydration

- Most people don’t think about dehydration; let alone elderly dehydration. It is a common problem, in the aging, and often recognition along with treatment may be delayed; contributing to a high mortality rate. (Lavizzo-Mourey, 1987) By recognizing a potential problem early, you may save an older adult from a debilitating complication. (Hamilton, 2001) The prevention of elderly dehydration will deter illness and increases life expectancy, along with decreasing unnecessary hospitalization and cost....   [tags: Health Elderly]

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Interview With an Elderly Person

- Aging and being old was dominated by negative characteristics and conditions such as illness, depression, and isolation for a long time (Eibach, Mock, & Courtney, 2010). At first glance the terms “success” and “aging” seem to be in conflict to each other. When asking people about aging, their answers have many facets that are also found in psychological definitions: successful aging is seen as health, maturity and personal growth, self-acceptance, happiness, generativity, coping, and acceptance of age-related limitations....   [tags: social issues, illness, depression]

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The Hopelessness Theory of Depression

- In my literary research review, I will look at articles presenting research on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on those who are suffering from depression. The articles will be discussing Cognitive Behavioral Therapies effectiveness on those of different ages and genders. The literature will research and review quantitative and qualitative studies and what their outcomes revealed. Research on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for those who are suffering from depression shows that in the short term, the effectiveness is similar in results to medical interventions....   [tags: depression, behavioral therapy]

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The Challenges Of The Elderly

- Elder Issues Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an elderly. Senior people cope with a lot of different conditions. Some of the conditions are Alzheimer’s and Dementia disease, neglect and abuse, and congested heart failure. When elderly are challenged with a lot of health issues, they find their everyday living to be difficult. In those times, it is very important to have assistance and support. Being depressed is the number one burden elderly face. While it can be very detrimental, getting up in age require work....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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The Great Depression and the New Deal

- Great Depression The Great Depression and the New Deal In response to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt was ready for action unlike the previous President, Hubert Hoover. Hoover allowed the country to fall into a complete state of depression with his small concern of the major economic problems occurring. FDR began to show major and immediate improvements, with his outstanding actions during the First Hundred Days. He declared the bank holiday as well as setting up the New Deal policy....   [tags: Great Depression]

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Mental Health Of The Elderly

- Mental Health of the Elderly The elderly represents a large amount of the population in our society and continues to grow each day. As the population grows, it is important to meet the demands and resolve the challenges that we encounter in regards to the overall quality of health and well-being of the elderly. Mental health of the elderly is a major issue but majority of the time goes unnoticed and untreated by caregivers and loved ones. About 20 percent of adults 55 and older are suffering from some type of mental health disorder, and one in three elderly adults do not receive any type of treatment (The State of Mental Health, 2008)....   [tags: Health care, Mental disorder, Medicine, Health]

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Mental Health / Illness Of The Elderly

- Mental Health/Illness of the Elderly Studies show that about 20 percent of older adults within communities are suffering from a mental illness and its estimated that these statistics increase significantly, reaching up to 80 – 90 percent when only considering those living in institutions (Wister and McPherson, 2011). Though mental illness is present is all age cohorts, the elder suffer the greatest (Haug et al., 1984). Mental illness is much more difficult to not only diagnose as well as understand than physical illness....   [tags: Mental disorder, Suicide, Ageing, Psychology]

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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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Diabetes And The Elderly Population

- It is said that at least half of the diabetic elderly population do not even know they have the disease (Chau, Edelman). Diabetes is grouped into a category of one of the most five top killers in the elderly population. Many of the elderly in my family was diagnosed by type 2 diabetes. In the group age 65 -74 years, it is projected that the number with diabetes will triple according to Paula M. Trief in the life style and behavior journal. Other sections of the elderly population fits into the standards for impaired glucose intolerance cause by the general properties of aging, inactive lifestyle and weight gain....   [tags: Blood sugar, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes, Insulin]

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The Elderly And Their Reminiscence Of Their Own Life

- This posting is about the elderly and their reminiscence of their own life. Throughout the post, I will discuss some of the difficulties I have experienced in providing care for the elderly. Furthermore, I will describe my own thoughts and feelings about the required video and what changes I will include in my nursing practice after watching the video. All living things age, it is an unavoidable process. It is associated with cognitive, emotional, and physical transformation (Sarma & Bhagawati, 2015)....   [tags: Gerontology, Geriatrics, Old age, Ageing]

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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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Interview Assignment : The Elderly

- Interview Assignment The elderly “population makes up 14.5 % of the populations in the United States (Aging, 2016)”. The elderly is considered sixty- five and up. In the St. Louis area, there are tremendous amounts of elderly services and programs for the community. Out of all of the services, there were a few places that stood out. I chose to pick a variety of services that demonstrates the different focuses each agency provides to the elderly. This assignment can help understand what places to go to get the needs met....   [tags: Middle age, Old age, St. Louis, Missouri]

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The Canadian Population Of Elderly

- The Canadian population of elderly people is growing rapidly, people are living longer lives. Naturally, this fact leads to the growing involvement of formal and informal support. Informal support is usually given by family and friends, if spouses are not able or have passed away, children are the next best bet for social and informal support. (309) One in five Canadians aged 45 and older have given assistance to an older family member or friend. (Cranswick & Dosman, 2008, 210) Informal support has many advantages but it also takes a toll on adult children who pursue it....   [tags: Gerontology, Old age, Middle age, Sociology]

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Negative Cognitive Styles and Vulnerability to Depression

- This research article “Do Negative Cognitive Styles Confer Vulnerability to Depression?” tries to bring on surface the possible causes of depression in daily life and also suggests some possible measures that could be taken to minimize the level of depression. “According to the cognitive-vulnerability hypothesis of depression, negative cognitive styles confer vulnerability to depression when people confront negative life events (p.128).” In this article the authors have successfully proven how negative cognitive styles have confer vulnerability to clinically significant depressive disorders and have helped to increase suicide rate....   [tags: Depression Essays]

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The Great Depression Impact On America

- The Great Depression affected every aspect of life across America. It lasted nearly twelve years and brought about great change. The stock market crash of 1929 was one of the ingredients of the Great Depression. America was faced with hardships on a scale that it had never seen before. The Great Depression was a time of economic turmoil, tough political decisions, scarce job opportunities, and as a result many lives changed dramatically. The stock market crash of 1929 dramatically impacted the Depression and America....   [tags: New Deal, Great Depression]

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The Elderly and Malnutrition

- The Elderly and Malnutrition         At any age, nutrition is vital to maintaining health and enhancing quality of life.  However, achieving good nutrition can be especially difficult for the elderly, the fastest growing portion of America's population.  Many factors, including physiological changes, changes in nutritional needs, illness and physical limitations, food-medication interactions, depression and loneliness, and food insecurity are common causes of malnutrition in the elderly.  This paper will explore factors affecting elderly nutrition, provide suggestions for obtaining and maintaining good nutrition after age 65, and describe the services available to help the elderl...   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]

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Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly Population

- Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly Population Acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the ailments encountered by the aging population is critical for properly providing the care that they require. Physical ailments, often easier to diagnose and treat are perceived to be the most prevalent hardships for aged people. However, studies show that a significant number of seniors are subject to mental illnesses. Thus, emphasizing the need for the important of mental health within the aging population....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]

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Labeling Theory and Media Stereotypes of the Elderly

- ... Such stereotype, whether positive or negative, affects the how the elderly view themselves as well as how the society treats the elderly. Negative stereotypes often makes the elderly devalue their self-worth and potential role and influence on the society (Mason, Darnell, & Prifti, 2010). Although the number of the elderly people in the society has grown rapidly, the way the society perceives them has not changed significantly. According to Robinson and Anderson (2006), the elderly continue to deal with age related societal attitudes, which mainly arise from stereotypes....   [tags: societal perceptions]

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Loss of Identity Throughout the Great Depression

- The sources for the aspects that define identity have change over time with social climates altering moral priorities. This fluctuation of values was seen over the course of the great depression as tragedy befell millions of Americans who lost everything that they had spent most of their lives striving towards. The most common examples were families being foreclosed and thrown out of their homes because of lack of work. There were more and less extreme examples all having the same devastating effect of eroding away the things that they used to identify with; there houses, jobs, clothing, family keepsakes, and more just to survive....   [tags: forclosure, economic depression]

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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]

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Franklin Roosevelt And The Great Depression

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States of America, is often considered one of the greatest president of all time. Serving as the president from 1933 to 1945, the longest time in American history, Roosevelt is famous for his great contribution of leading America through the Great Depression and World War II. And the New Deal, a series of economic reforms implemented by Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, altered the role of the federal government as a director of the society and economy, leaving a valuable legacy to the future America....   [tags: New Deal, Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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The Great Depression Of America

- The Great Depression had been a tremendous disaster for American, even to the world people in the 1920s. This kind of disaster was caused by increasing American debts, distribution of wealth, American over-production and under-consumption, problems for farmers and industry and “economy bubble” in the stock market. Because of the so bad economy, millions of people lost jobs and thousands of banks failed. American economy market got an unprecedented magnitude. President Hoover thought out a lot of solvents but they did not work well well to US....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Great Depression, New Deal]

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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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Symptoms And Symptoms Of The Elderly African American Population

- Introduction Depression is an epidemic in America, and is said to be more common amongst the elderly. According to the US National Institute of Mental Health, ‘depression is a medical condition that affects the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way one eats and sleeps. It affects how one thinks about things and one’s self-perception’. “Without treatment, depression symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years” (Ward PhD, Mengesha MS, & Issa, 2013). “The DSM-IV-TR recognizes that people often experience depressive symptoms following the death of a loved one, including depressed mood, insomnia, loss of appetite, and weight loss....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Suicide, Old age]

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Elderly Care: Family and Government Should Work Together

- ... The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father” [Hadith from Bukhari and Muslim]. These go to show the high important place on the elderly and the responsibility taking care of the elderly been place on the children. The children are responsible for providing all the basic needs of their aged parents and should not ignore them once they are independent....   [tags: culture can influence family commitment]

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The Effect of Dog Assisted Therapy on Elderly Patients with Dementia

- INTRODUCTION:   The US Census in 2000 has reported that, during the late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century there has been a large increase in the number of elderly people living in the United States of America, which will likely result in an increased incidence of dementia. In recent years, dog-assisted therapy has been widely regarded as a generally accepted method of providing elderly residents with good feelings and an increase in self-maintenance behavior. The aim of this study is to examine the psychological and behavioral effects of dog-assisted therapy on elderly residents with dementia....   [tags: behavior, emotions, social]

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Alcohol abuse among the elderly

- Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly Population Alcohol abuse among the elderly is a widespread problem through the United States. It is hard to discover by physicians and medical providers, because many of these people have been abusing alcohol secretly for years. The population is extremely unlikely to admit that they have problems with alcohol, especially during a routine health care visit. As many as 15% of the population over 65 may be heavy drinkers, although this number is hard to pin down....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Wall Street Crash Of 1929 And The Great Depression

- The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression of the 1930s was a pivotal moment in America’s history. Prior to Roosevelt being elected to the presidency in 1932, the government had little involvement the financial institutions, there were no government regulations as such. The economic disparities between the rich and poor was so wide that there were no middle class. The economic system in America at the time had shifted towards the laissez-faire economic policies even though this economic principles were not always enthusiastically accepted in the United States....   [tags: Great Depression, New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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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]

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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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Defining Holism For The Elderly Population

- Defining Holism for the Elderly Population Lisa Hartman, Kimberlee Mobley, Rachel Selvaggi, Nicole Varney Sentara College of Health Sciences Defining Holism for the Elderly Population The elderly population has specific needs and challenges regarding care that are specialized based on the individual. Individualizing care consists of assessing client factors related to their needs, conditions, and situation (Brooks, 2011, p. 6) Meeting those needs is best done by integrating the biological, phycological, social, and spiritual dimensions of a person “recognizing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” (Halter, 2014, p....   [tags: Health care, Nursing, Medicine, Health]

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Sexual Health For The Elderly

- Long Title of Paper or Name of the Assignment Sexual Health for the elderly is an area that is overlooked by many. This natural pleasure is one that research has identified as not be addressed frequent enough. RN Journal, (2016) noted “only 2% of nurses stated that they always took a sexual health history when conducting admission interviews with older adults. A further 23% admitted to either rarely or not at all addressing sexual health with this cohort of patients.” Many feel that, the elderly, do not have concerns regarding their sexual health, is this the case....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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A Group Adopting Precious Elderly

- The rocking chair softly squeaks as the tears cruise down the deeply lined face. Thoughts of long past visits, laughter and happier times swiftly race through the minds. Now it seems as if there is only sadness, empty days and lonely nights. The memories no longer bring comfort but instead now only bring pain. This is the story of our elderly. All too often they become the forgotten members of our society. So many times, the elders in our communities are not being socialized. This lack can lead to depression and health problems that perhaps could be avoided under different circumstances....   [tags: Help the Aged, A.G.A.P.E, elders, loneliness]

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Health Disparities of elderly population

- The purpose of this paper is to illuminate and discuss healthcare vulnerabilities of the elderly rural population in Baker County, Florida and describe how the nursing profession can address these problems. Rural health has been a complex and multifaceted challenge for government and healthcare practitioners. The elderly who live alone in the county suffer from low socioeconomic status, low health literacy rates, declining cognitive and physical health and lack of healthcare facilities. The health status of this vulnerable group is impacted by rural culture and social values, healthcare policy and funding affecting rural healthcare facilities, distance and lack of transportation, and health...   [tags: healthcare,nursing, rural health]

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Alzheimer's Disease in the Elderly

- Alzheimer is a disease that affects the elderly most. The disease was discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in the year 1906 when he was examining a female’s brain. He found out that the woman displayed memory loss, language problems and some inexplicable changes in behavior. The disease was named after the doctor who was a German psychiatrist and a neuropathologist. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to memory loss, personality changes, and language problems (Gilbert & Julie 2)....   [tags: Alzheimer's Disease Essays]

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Depression And The Loss Of Someone Important

- Depression is a chronic illness that many keep to themselves and suffer alone because they feel they are in it by themselves. Depression can be induced by many things, but the loss of someone significant in a person’s life can place them in a state of depression quicker than most would think. That significant other does not necessarily mean a spouse or mate; it can be a child, a very close and respected relative or friend. These losses are not the only things that place depression in overdrive, but for this study, the focus will be on depression and the loss of someone important....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Better Sleep for the Elderly

- The elderly population has been increasing over the past decade and now with the baby boomers entering into this population it only applies more pressure to an ever increasing dilemma on how to improve their health. Sleep is essential to a person’s well being and cognitive function. Research studies have shown that there is significant decline in a person’s cognitive function when they do not receive an adequate night’s sleep. The secret to aging healthfully is getting enough sleep to allow the body to heal and rejuvenate from the day’s experiences and traumas....   [tags: Health, Geriatrics]

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Sexual Abuse Agains the Elderly

- Overview: As of 2010, 13% of the United States population was 65 years of age or older (National Center on Elder Abuse, 2014). Men and women today are living longer and want to remain in their own homes as long as they possibly can, rather than reside in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. In order for these men and women to remain at home, they need support and resources, as there are a number of different types of abuse against elderly men and women. These types of abuse including physical abuse, verbal/emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and even the rare occasion of sexual abuse that occurs at home....   [tags: Offenders, Vulnerability, Abuse]

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Depression And Its Effects On Society

- Are you feeling worthless. Helpless or hopeless. Do you sleep less than usual. Are you eating more than usual. How about feeling overwhelmed. Having thoughts of death or suicide. Are you avoiding family or close friends. Do you feel unreasonably guilty. If you agreed to five of these statements and have been experiencing them for more than two weeks then the possibility of being depressed is high. Depression is defined as a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way ( Depression can be triggered by many things such as life event, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, and end of a relations...   [tags: Major depressive disorder]

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Signs and Symptoms of Depression

- Identify the signs and symptoms of depression When emotions such as apathy or despair do not want to disappear, depression may be the cause of these evils. More than a temporary blow blues, depression prevents enjoys life every day. With psychological and medical treatment and help, you can get to feel better. But first, you must understand what it is like depression. Learn to identify signs and symptoms of depression are the first step to solve the problem. What is depression. We all know the ups and downs in our life....   [tags: psychology, emotions, health]

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Effects Of Depression On The Perception Of Emotion

- The ability to perceive emotion in facial expressions is essential in social functioning for communication and the avoidance of misunderstandings. Unfortunately, evidence suggests this ability is frequently impaired by depression. Depression is a debilitating mental illness characterized by sadness and loss of interest, affecting both the mind and body to the extent the ability to function is deteriorated. According to the American Psychiatric Association, many subtypes of depression exist, including: major depressive disorder (in varying levels of severity), bipolar depression, psychotic depression, persistent depressive disorder, and many situation specific types of depression....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Schizophrenia]

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The Great Depression and Social Security

- The Great Depression the worst economic crisis of the twentieth century. Beginning with the stock market crash in 1929, this economic catastrophe culminated in a skyrocketing unemployment rate of over 25% with massive poverty never before seen in the United States. Business investment was down 90% and if you had the misfortune to have put your money in a bank that went bust, you were wiped out. Hardest hit by this economic calamity were the elderly. In response the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched a series of programs called the New Deal....   [tags: American History]

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Depression : A Serious Mental Illness

- Depression is a serious mental illness that can affect a person’s health. Depression is defined as a serious medical condition where a person feels really sad, hopeless, unimportant, and unable to live in a normal way. Depression is one of the most common illnesses. Depression can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, socioeconomic standing. According to the book “Everything You Need to Know About Depression” it states, “Depression affects 20 percent of all woman, 10 percent of all men, and 5 percent of all adolescents worldwide” (Ayer 7)....   [tags: Sleep deprivation, Sleep, Bipolar disorder]

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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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The Terrible Effects of Depression

- Depression is an illness or anxiety that fills people with sadness and question their worth. There are many reasons that take people to feel a certain way, and it comes in many different forms. It carries with it many different effects to people’s way of life. Depression occurs in people of all ages and genders. There are many reasons why so many people become depressed. This illness has the ability to control the person completely resembling changing their mood. For example, constantly eating and sleeping most of the day or not eating as they should....   [tags: suicide, pain, hormones]

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- This chapter provides a detailed review of the relevant literature that supports this study. This section is divided into the following sections. The first section examines generalizations concerning depression; The second section examines the increase of depression by 2030; The third section -Prevalence in other countries; The fourth section- Various theories; The fifth section- Etiology; The sixth section-Past explanations for depression; The seventh section-Themes; The eighth section- Types of depression; The ninth section- Gender differences; The tenth section- Culture; The eleventh section- Depression and ethnicity; The twelfth section- Under-recognition of depression; The thirteenth se...   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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The Silent Killer : Depression

- The silent killer that takes lives without warning, punishment, or any sympathy; depression is truly one of the most prominent mental illnesses in the world. Depression is defined as a mental illness inducing a severe and staunch feeling of sadness. The term depressed is coined in English as a temporary sadness that everyone experiences in their life. Despite that depression is more active in women, it is still one of the most common mental illnesses in the world. It affects anybody, regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic standing....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor]

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The Psychological Reasons Of Depression

- The Psychological Reasons of Depression A Review of the Literature In the early times, depression was called as melancholia. According to the American Psychiatric Association, there was no definition of depression back in the 18th century, not even in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), until 1880. Humans are not robots, we have emotions. Sometimes we feel sad or blues for a short-period of time and it is normal. However, people who have depression, may suffer from it for a longer time....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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Causes and Treatment of Depression

- Feeling sad is normal to an extent but once that sadness feels like it is part of life there is something wrong, it might be depression. Depression is felt for over a period of time and can make someone feel like there is no hope. Depression happens to all kinds of people and different times in their life. It happens all over the world and sometimes it goes undetected because people do want to share how they are feeling with other and they decide to keep those horrible feelings inside which may make their depression condition worsen....   [tags: sadness, failure, preocupied]

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- Evidence suggests that depression is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality and adversely affects the quality of life and social functioning (Katona, 1994). Some of these patients do not move about much, and with depression added to this premise, the transition from what these patients were used to, to a completely new environment is usually traumatic. Nursing care providers can ease the trauma felt by these new arrivals by conducting assessments to determine whether these individuals are suffering from depression, so as to remedy this malady as soon as possible....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Long Term Care]

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- A study of 272 elders, with an average age of 81, examined how often patients reported feeling depressed and were prescribed antidepressants at both a long-term care facility and through a home-care agency in west-central Indiana. At the long-term care facility, 30 percent of the elders in the study reported feeling depressed, compared with 11 percent who received care in their homes through medical and social services. (Teresi et al., 2001). Depression is one of the most common and treatable of all mental disorders in later life, but it can be life threatening if it is unrecognized and untreated....   [tags: Health, Diseases, African-Americans]

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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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Stop Elderly Abuse Now!

- Imagine your loved one being the victim of abuse. Greta’s family is experiencing firsthand what it’s like for their loved one be a victim of abuse. Greta is a 70 year old resident of Blue Meadows Care. John, a CNA, has complications at home, he comes to work on edge, every day. Greta begins to lose her memory and experience behavior problems. Therefore, John becomes irritated with her, taking his frustrations at home out on her, physically. Betty, a CNA, witnesses John smacking Greta. Betty then goes to her Director of Nursing, to report this behavior....   [tags: social issues, victims of abuse]

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Depression in Older People

- Mental illnesses are increasing at an alarming rate worldwide and is one of the significant health problems of today’s world.This essay will present the manifestation of ‘depression in an elderly client in a community mental health setting. Depression among the elderly differs from depression in the younger adults which are accompanied by physical symptoms and co-morbidities rather than emotional symptoms. The presentation of these somatic conditions make the diagnosis of depression difficult in older people and therefore requires the identification of differences in symptoms of depression and coexisting somatic conditions....   [tags: illnesses, symptoms, conditions, physical]

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The Benefits of the Affordable Care Act's Medicare Reform

- Medicare Reform Medicare is a federal health insurance program for ages sixty-five or older, young individuals with disabilities, and individuals with End-Stage Renal Disease. There are different parts of Medicare which consist of Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, and Medicare Part C. This paper will explore the Medicare Reform and how it is an important topic. In the depression elderly individuals were more reliant on their sons and daughters, but their sons and daughters didn’t have any jobs....   [tags: insurance, cost, elderly]

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The Victims of Elder Abuse

- Elder abuse has been present in society from past times. Evidence of elder abuse can be found in Shakespeare writings and literature, and also in Greek mythology. Despite its’ constant presence throughout time, it is only recently that serious attention has been given to elderly violence. The main reason for the new recognition of this old problem is the increasing number of aging Americans. (National Center for Victims of Crime). Elderly abuse in modern times is more prevalent that in ancient times, because of the few that were tasked with the duties....   [tags: Elderly Abuse Crisis]

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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]

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The Depression Of Depression And Suicidal Behaviors

- Depression is defined by as “an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way a person eats, sleeps, feels about themselves, and thinks about things.” Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. In the past decade has seen many advances in research for treatment of depression and suicidal behaviors in the youth (Harrington). Depression sometimes seems to come out spontaneously even when things may seem to be going well....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor]

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My depression

- Everyone has experienced feelings of sadness, and unhappiness in their lives however when these feelings of sadness, guilt, and disappointment don't seem to go away and intervene with a persons daily life then it becomes a problem. Depression is a common and serious medical condition that affects people from all walks of live regardless of gender, age, or ethnic background.  It affects the persons thoughts, feelings and body, however some forms of depression are more severe than others. The person affected by depression tends to have these feelings that could last weeks, months and even years, the person tends to lose hope and the will to live.  Depression affects men, woman, and children....   [tags: psychosis, mdd, cinical, dysthymic, bipolar, manic]

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Types Of Elderly Abuse That Can Occur

- There are five types of elderly abuse that can occur. The types are physical, psychological, sexual, neglect and financial abuse (Fox, 2012). With each type of abuse there can be another type attached. For example, with sexual abuse there can be a psychological abuse present that could send someone into a state of depression. Clinicians have the responsibilities to: the patient, interpret findings and recognize patterns of harm and promulgate the issue in wider professional and public forums. Clinicians are responsible for the employees and the patients housed under their care....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Human sexual behavior]

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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]

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Depression And The 's Theory Of Interpersonal Relationships

- Depression and Peplau 's Theory of Interpersonal Relationships Introduction Countless theories have been developed by health care professionals that have created the framework for clinical nursing practice today. Health problems, such as depression, may be treated successfully by health care professionals using the nursing process and reputable nursing theories. The most common psychiatric health condition among the elderly is depression. Sadly, depression leads to high incidences of death in the elderly population, as individuals greater than 85 years old have the highest suicide rate (Touhy & Jett, 2012)....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Major depressive disorder]

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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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Depression : Symptoms And Treatment And Prevention Of The Disorder

- Do you or somebody you know suffer from depression. Depression is a very typical disorder among people, although when diagnosed it should be taken very seriously. One should not be afraid but rather educate themselves about this mood disorder. Such as the different types of depression, risk, causes, symptoms as well as the treatment and prevention of the disorder. When first learning about depression it is important not only to know the person and their personality but also what type of depression it is they have to properly treat it....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder]

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Seafood and Depression

- Seafood and Depression There have been studies that conclude that there is some relationship between food intake and mental health. The stress you endure, and how you deal with it differs in many ways. There is evidence that the more seafood college students eat the lower level of depression they experience. Researchers have two different inventories for depression. The Beck Depression Inventory is a leading depression inventory, and the new inventory is the Wilsonson's Depression Scale (Wilsonson, Gofendorfer, & Brazleton, 2002)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Health Care Of Aging Field

- Introduction Health care in aging field draws more attention since the population in the US is aging rapidly. First baby boomers turned 65 in 2011. In the near future, older adults will make up a much larger percentage of the U.S. population due to the aging of the baby boom population, an increase in life expectancy, and a decrease in the relative number of younger population. Compared 2005, the total number of older adults in 2030 will be doubled, that is, from 37 million to over 70 million, accounting for an increase from 12 percent of the U.S....   [tags: Ageing, Gerontology, Adult, Elderly care]

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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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Physical Alterations and Nursing Health Promotion of Depression

- Introduction Stars such as Sean Connery, and Betty White make aging look graceful and elegant; furthermore they have the advantage to use money to maintain themselves and their health. The media tends to fuel the stigma of when you age if you are not aging to the golden standard of the society then you are dysfunctional or senile; King & Caine (as cited in Ell, 2006) illustrated this as they explain may older clients are inclined not to report their symptoms of depression, because they view this as a flaw or weakness in themselves....   [tags: Nursing ]

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Ageism : A Form Of Discrimination And Prejudice Against The Elderly Population

- One in nine people in the world are over the age 60; this number will only continue to increase with the aging of the baby boomers (Kydd, 2014). With this prevalent population in the world, an older adult will most likely experience some form of ageism. Nearly 77% of the elderly population will experience a form of ageism during their lifespan (Nemmers, 2004). Ageism is a form of discrimination and prejudice against the elderly population sheerly just based on their age, similar to that of racism and sexism (Miller, 2012)....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Health care, Ageing]

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Newer And Increased Transportation Alternatives For Elderly Drivers

- Newer and increased transportation alternatives for elderly drivers is key because one of the reasons why people are opposed to the government setting restrictions on the licenses of elderly drivers is because they cannot go to places they would like to go due to transportation problems, which possibly can increase depression. A study done to evaluate how driving can have an impact on a mature driver’s life, both physically and mentally, when that older driver cannot drive anymore, revealed that those drivers who cannot drive anymore can actually benefit from carpooling with others....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Middle age, Ageism]

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The Number Of Elderly People Suffering From Cognitive Impairments

- According to Middleton, Barnes, Li-Yung Lui & Yaffe (2010) the number of elderly people suffering from cognitive impairments is expected to rise due to changing demographics and longevity. As more and more of our society reach 65 and older, quickly becoming the majority of our society, there will be a dramatic rise in the frequency of cognitive impairments and the efforts to reduce these numbers are required to start now (Weuve, Kang, Manson, Breteler, Ware & Grodstein, 2004). Thankfully, there has been numerous studies fulfilled in finding ways to improve cognitive decline in old age....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Middle age, Cognition]

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Older Adults: The Risk of Depression Increases With Age

- PICO:“If older adults’ suffering from depression participates in cognitive Behavioral Therapy will they experience a reduction in depressive symptoms versus only receiving medication management?” Research Question or Hypothesis Older adults are a growing population and currently make up over 13% of today’s population. “Unfortunately, Depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans aged 65 years or older” (Duckworth K., 2009). Depression in older persons is directly correlated with disability (Duckworth K., 2009)....   [tags: behavioral therapy, medication]

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The Elderly Population : The Generation Known As The Baby Boomers

- INTROCUCTION The elderly population has been steadily rising as the generation known as the “Baby Boomers” matures. In 2010 the United States census reported the proportion of people age 65 and older to be approximately 40.3 million, or thirteen percent (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2011). This trend is predicted to continue and by 2050 it is estimated that over twenty percent of the United States population will be over the age of 65. In addition, the fastest growing segment of this population will consist of those over the age of 85, or approximately 19 million people (U.S....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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