With the undeniable truth, everyone must age and grow older. Although this is a natural process of life, not everyone is accepting of this. At this age, being an older adult you face difficulties such as aging, sexuality, relationship dynamics and having to face reality that you are not in your prime as you once were. Heart attacks, strokes, and other ailments are examples of this. However, just as there younger counterparts they still able to do somethings they were able to do in their earlier stages. They still have sex, relationships and the ability to love. In the movie, Something’s Gotta Give, although very comical, the concept is very present. It is a movie that depicts the struggles older adults face on a daily basis. Despite popular belief, older adults and their younger counterparts have more in common than one thinks. Difficulties many older adults face are physical, emotional, social and sometimes psychological. Physically, they cannot get around as easy as …show more content…
Loneliness becomes second nature and so monotonous, that older adults do not wish to interact with others. Erica displays this throughout the beginning of the movie, when Marin, Erica’s daughter suggests she take care of Harry, even though they do not know each other very well. Erica is not open to the idea because she is use to being by herself especially in her beach house and working. Another example is when Erica walks around the house naked and Harry walks in on her. In both cases her routine is interrupted since someone new around. Relationships in older adults are harder since most have a way of doing things and are reluctant to change. However, change is doable and be great. An example would be when Harry begins to develop feelings for Erica. Harry who has been a playboy for so long is reluctant to settle down her since he is comfortable using women. This disheartens Erica who has looked past here once ridged standards and began to fall for
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Aging is a journey one which leads to really find and become comfortable with our true selves. As I age and as I watch my grandmother age, I have realized that time has a way of changing people. What think was impossible to conquer becomes possible over time. The material possessions that we once value just become small things. What matters the most is family and our faith.
Through life, everyone even animals go through the evolution and growing up process. From infant all the way to the walk of a cane, aging is a process in our lives that everyone dreads going through. We all have to learn how to grow up and take on responsibilities that we as adults will face later on in our lives. “What Is It about 20-Somethings” by Robin Henig gives insight into the life of young adulthood and the phenomenon of adults being “stuck”. Whether people like it or not, you’re going to have to grow up and start your own life.
The process of aging in not an unfamiliar topic to society and is an inevitable phase of life. Since 2011, the number of older individuals are increasing annually particularly those from the baby boomer generation. The life expectancy has been increasing with people living longer thanks to modern medicine. These occurrences are proof that civilization is growing exponentially, however the process of aging also means that the older individuals are facing dilemmas such as decreased physical functions, financial instability from retirement, and abuse. Even older adults who are independent may face some limitations.
Elderly adults usually experience problems in their daily lives due to health-related disabilities and chronic diseases. This makes it difficult for them to perform self-care activities. An elderly may need to complete various daily living activities such as taking care of their personal hygiene which may include oral care, grooming, and bathing. At times performing these activities tend to be very difficult, but with a little bit of help and therapy, they usually manage themselves. There is certain characteristic that the elderly possess that will help them in completing the ADL once they decide to take part in the therapy.
What is Alzheimer 's Disease? Alzheimer 's disease is a serious disease that affects more than five million Americans. This disease doesn 't just affect the person who has it, families are drastically affected too. In many cases, caregivers are needed to insure the person can be safe. Alzheimer 's disease comes with warning signs, and the warning signs that someone you know or love could have Alzheimer 's are, memory loss that disrupts daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure, confusion with time or place, trouble understanding visual image and spatial relationships, new problems with words in speaking or writing, misplacing things and losing the
The result shows that 46 or 92% of the elderlies wished that they had more respect to themselves. Forty or 80% of them said that they sometimes pity themselves while 34 or 68% of them perceived that they have little or sometimes nothing to help their family and friends. In addition, 33 or 66% of elderlies said that they are not happy with their accomplishments in life while 32 or 64% of them perceived that they do not have capabilities and good qualities that they can be proud of and shared that they find it difficult to accept the changes happening in themselves at the present moment. Moreover, 28 or 56% of the elderlies shared that they often think and wish that they are in other people’s condition while half of them (50%) think and feel that they are useless. Further, despite of the adversities experienced in later life, 32 or 64% of elderlies didn’t think that they
Positive frames of elderly people are related to successful, creative and productive aging (Bailey, 2010). According to Bailey (2010), the most persistent stereotypes of aging people are declining health and deteriorating appearance. The first things that I learned about this population are that these stereotypes are far from true. The elderly people that I engaged with are beautiful people from different backgrounds. Some of them may have been challenged physically but with the appropriate motivational approaches, were raring to go in order to improve their well-being.
The sixty-five and over population has grown to be the fastest growing group. Because there will be advances in nutrition and medicine, centenarians will be at one million by the center of the twenty-first century. Non-whites are to be expected to be one-third of the population by 2050. As of now, minorities are misrepresented because most of them do not have health insurance or care.
Ageing is something that can be split up into many groups like aa variety of things in society. Older people can be categorized into the young-old, the middle-old and, the old-old. That last one seems ridiculous to me. People in each of these groups are generally happier in this time period rather that the previous one because the United states has given the resources for us to be more prepared for aging. Also nowadays people can start planning for their retirements before they even think about getting old.
Discussion 5- Advocacy According to recent data, the baby boom generation will have all retired by 2030, (AARP), which is only 15 years from now. The population in this generation will include 77 million more 65 and older individuals, not including the 54 million already in retirement and receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits. Please note that many seniors also receive some form of federal benefits such as military pensions, survivor’s benefits, annuities, investments income or an awarded settlement (Quad Agno, 14). Unfortunately, in our society driven many times by greed, this has placed our seniors in vulnerable positions, particularly when health and cognitive functions have declined; a slight disadvantage of becoming older (Quadagno,
Theories of late adulthood development are quite diverse in later adulthood than at any other age. They include self-theory, identity theory and stratification theory. The self-theory tries to explain the core self and search to maintain one’s integrity and identity. The older adults tend to integrate and incorporate their various experiences with their vision and mission for their respective community (Berger, 2008). Also, the older people tend to feel that their attitude, personalities and beliefs have remained in a stable state over their lives even as they acknowledge that physical changes have taken place in their bodies.
Late Adulthood is the stage of the human life cycle where an individual nears the end of their life. The life expectancy in the United States has slowly increased over the years therefore allowed many to further analyze the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development during late adulthood. The stage of late adulthood has been emphasized by ageism and the stereotypical "old" person but, will be further educated by the normative development of the life cycle of late adulthood. For the “old” experience dramatic changes in their development as they face loss, death, and illness.
Users of long term care vary in age including young as well as the elderly. Many of these people need help with daily living assistance due to a disability or disease. The elderly may have more than one reason to need assistance. They could suffer from physical disabilities and illness, and have dementia or Alzheimer’s which affects their mental capabilities.
As we age and become older we change physically and mentally. Delirium, Depression, and Dementia are some of the most common psychological diagnoses in older people today. This will affect the health of the person and others will affect the quality of life that the person will have. Older adult tends to be more affected than younger adults.