I believe that the solutions are effective because a lot of people are not able to afford care services for their parents or grandparents although they wish to take care of seniors. Also, some people do not understand the importance of giving attention and listening to elderly’s views. This book parallels with the course objectives of our HSM 220, “Aging in America” class. We learned that aging population is growing rapidly, and there is a need to promote well-being for age-wise citizens in our society. The Age of Dignity book helps us understand the aging process and encourages us to appreciate the multi-disciplinary approach to health of the elderly.
1.1 Describe the causes and effects of complex disabilities and conditions. Mental health issues ranging from the doubts and uncertainties have become a part of daily routine, towards serious long term situation which can be very complex for managing and having a diversifying impact on the overall live of the people. The usual child health leads to contribute towards overall development (Watson & Le Couteur, 2011). Therefore it is important to take special care of people with complex disability as they turn out to be sensitive enough about the situation and environment they are living in. 1.2 What are the typical impacts of these on children and young people?
As those same individuals age, they tend to lose the ability to live independently and others must care for them. While there are plenty of individuals going into healthcare, not many of them specialize in geriatrics. This causes a problem where there are more elderly people who need care than there are certified people to care for them. This also may force more family members to take in their elderly parents because there may not be the necessary care facilities near them. This can cause tension between families as the elderly do not want to be a burden on their families but their families would feel guilty if they do not take care of
This period of lifetime can be very confusing for the elderly and their families. Most will deal with retirement, behavior problems, stress, depression, and communication problems. Many individuals use discriminative terms to falsely describe the elderly. When people forget that despite their advanced age , they’re people full of life and are purley undergoing senescence. Take our 32nd president Franklin D. Roosevelt for example , not only did president Roosevelt serve an unprecedented four terms in office , he was the first president significant with a physical disability.
These people’s exhaustion may negatively affect the care that is given to the patients. One research study delved into the childhood of the caregivers to determine if the how the caregivers bonded as a child influenced whether or not they would become exhausted. The researchers used surveys to determine that the caregivers who were less secure in their relationships with others did become exhausted when caring for patients with dementia. They recommended that staff be educated about the effects of attachment on burnout (Kokkonen, Cheston, Dallos, & Smart, 2014). Reference Kokkonen, T.-M., Cheston, R. I., Dallos, R., & Smart, C. A.
One of the first things you would notice is that their personal hygiene has deteriorated as they don’t remember to wash and dress themselves properly. They can become incontinent. Their balance might not be very good or their eye sight could deteriorate and they would be at risk of falls. When trying to cook they wouldn’t have any fear of burns or scalds. As the dementia progresses their muscles become weaker so their mobility becomes poor.
When brain cells are unable to communicate normally, thinking, behavior and feelings can be affected. Different brain cells are affected by different types of dementia. When brain cells in a particular region are affected, that area of brain function is
Aging is a natural phenomenon to humans and the elderly can play an important role in our society. Elderly as many understand it means the point in life where one retires from work, and enters old age, and the last part of their lives. Elderly according to Erickson is generally around the age of 60. The life of the elderly is different than ours. Most no longer work and are done with the job of child rearing, and caring for a house, or for those who were career oriented they are now not dependent on working for their needs.
The elderly were taken as dependent and burden on others. The young generations are not giving respect, love and affection. Visibly; the elderly sociability, efficiency involvement in work and hobbies had already fallen down (Kamla-Raj, 2011) In Egypt, Fadila (2016) conducted a study on the title Factors Affecting Adjustment to Retirement among Retirees’ Elderly Persons. He found that marital status, level of education, sex, type of job before retirement, job situation, and place of work influenced adjustment level of the retirees. Furthermore, in the study sufficient financial support, physical support, social support, empowerment, awareness about retirement and mental capacity building are related with better adjustment to retirement.