It cannot be denied that the average life expectancy is still going up although with variable quality. Age brings increasing rate of being attacked by degenerative diseases like chronic diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Modern science has revealed that individual aging is related to cell and organ aging. Therefore, healthy lifestyle containing healthful diet and sufficient exercise helps defer aging. Absorbing an adequate amount of vitamin and mineral especially vitamin D and calcium and selenium, drinking 1500-2000 ml water every day, doing aerobic exercise can strengthen the bodies and thus maintain a high quality life in declining years (Watson & Preedy, 2013).
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.
Limitations for Elderly The old age comes with various challenges because most of the older adults are vulnerable and cannot represent themselves or even operate on their own. For a long time, older people have been viewed to be a significant burden in the society because of their inability to generate income, cater to their needs and even physically take care of themselves. The trend has been so detrimental to the elderly despite the reduction of poverty rates of the older population due to savings and retirement plans. According to Craig Smith, lack of independence at an old age leads to discrimination, diminished physical ability, loneliness, abuse, neglect and changing social climate. Other challenges include lack of flexibility in transportation,
Then the focus disability due to senility. Finally, it draws a conclusion on Impacts of disability on elderly to lead suggestion on how to cope with disability, which was a major problem in the lives of elders. Includes evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of solutions that have proposed. For this reason, for benefits that elderly must receive. To improve the quality of life of disabled people in aging
Living a longer life likewise means a greater strain on the economy as well as the environment. According to the Social Security Administration, a steady increase in the older population over the age of 65 will put a severe strain on federal programs such as Medicare and Social Security. To put simply the system as we know it will crumble. Now imagine what this would do with the ecological, social, and economic environment. Brian Bienkowski wrote "As People Live Longer, Threats to Wildlife Increase “Increased life expectancy means that people live longer and affect the planet longer; each year is another year of carbon footprint, ecological Laurinaitis 3 footprint, use of natural resources, etc.
Especially for the case where the findings of the research render the myth inaccurate. However, research alone may not be sufficient to change the stereotypes about aging. This calls for the use of the media to publish the findings of such research articles to reach most people. This research can be used to change employment policies for the elderly such that their ability to learn and to change should be considered during employment. Such changes in perception and policy on the elderly would benefit society in that, the elderly will be less distressed by the society’s perception and thus they will be more healthy and resourceful to the
Importance of the Study Ageing is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting psychological, cultural and societal conventions. In last years there has been growing evidence to suggest that wellbeing may also be a potential resource for generally ageing well. Prospective studies have found that older people with greater wellbeing are less likely to develop problems with mobility or other activities of daily life (Boyle et al., 2010)
Introduction The topic of healthy active ageing is becoming more prevalent as the average age of the population is increasing rapidly. The World Health Organisation (2015) states that between 2015 and 2050 the global percentage of those over the age of sixty will nearly double from 12% to 22%, which will come to a total of 2billion people over the age of sixty by 2050. Therefore, the issue of mobility and exercise to aid healthy ageing is very relevant. The second goal in the National Positive Ageing Strategy (2013) is to ‘Support people as they age to maintain, improve or manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing’ this demonstrates the importance of social supports for the older adult which includes both physical and mental health support, this in turn can affect the older person’s independence and quality of life. Healthy active ageing is a multi-dimensional concept which is unique to the individual based on existing disease and socio-economic circumstances (Touhy 2012).
The Healthy ageing strategy is crucial for the valued older members of society to achieve the goals to live well, age well and have a respectful end of life in age friendly communities (Ministry of health, 2016). It is essential to identify the important heath determinants which has an impact on older adults aged 75 and over to determine their overall wellbeing. The social and environmental factors can have significant impacts on older adults. However, there are many strategies in place to make sure healthy ageing is possible for the senior citizens of our society. The healthy ageing strategy is an approach to maximise health and wellbeing for older adults so that it enables them to continue being active and enjoy life.
However, number of older people in the society is increasing day by day. This is due to advancement of medical technology and certain other factors which have resulted longer life expectancy of elderly people in the society. But, majority of the elderly people today have become victim of exploitation, negligence, physical and mental torture and harassment, ill-treatment and carelessness by the near and dear one. This has created an uncertainty in the minds of everyone in this society and has led the society towards destruction of social values and eroded the relation between human being slowly but surely. Government has enacted laws and certain steps have also been taken.