Presence of a clean adult who is out of habits, affection and love, positive caring, parental self efficacy, hobby, community involvement, religion and reasonable community protection are protective factors for development and maintenance of resilience (ENCARE, 2007). There are positive outcomes that happen with the development of resilience, by overcoming of risk factors and enhancement of protective factors. The outcomes help in the transition from a stage of adversity to a stage of accomplishment. These positive outcomes are also the ones that measure the efficiency of the individual and community protective factors in creating resilience. Certain positive outcomes are planning of the life ahead with the knowledge of difficulty, reflection of positive outcome in the self esteem, improved confidence, self efficacy, a sense of direction, social problem solving skills, locus of control with self and awareness of choices (ENCARE,
The narrator says the twins look like their mother and in that second, she realizes the family culture within her, which she did not understand before. She watches the photos together with her sisters, “eager to see what develops” (173). This is a wonderful part of the story, not only the quality of photos has changed, their family connection also develops. The people in the photos become closer and closer.
The Reuniting family is the ironical theme that occurs at the end of the story. Reuniting the family helps shape the characters role and puts the reader at peace. Also, Jing-Mei‘s father feels happy when he saw his all daughters together, the ones who lived with him and the once who just met him. He saw all his daughters standing and arms around each other, laughing and wiping the tears from each other’s eyes. Then, he showed them the picture that he had and all sisters start looking together to see what develops.
overfunctioning/underfunctioning reciprocity. It is so easy for me to understand how this type of pattern can come into existence in a relationship between two people. This can relate to not only couples but friendships and even relationships between parents and children. I also believe that this pattern can be brought on by any number of reasons and can grow in intensity if the person acting as the underfunctioning part of the relationship doesn’t receive some form of help in recognizing the initial reason. In my own system, after experiencing the passing of my mom (what I recognize as the trigger that initiated this pattern) my husband and I played out the roles of over/under-functioning reciprocity.
However in spite of this, Ben demonstrates our third class topic of positive successful aging. Ben offers a perfect example of how aging well can still have a positive effect on his own life, as well as that of others. Ben appears to proceed through his life experiences with an
Relationships play an important role in the quest for the “good life.” According to Robert Waldinger in What Makes a Good Life, “The feeling of loneliness can be toxic” and that those who feel lonely are “more likely to have declining health and memory at an early age.” People who experience these feelings won’t have the healthy and able body that they need in order to reach their “good life.” As Professor Watkins also said in lecture, no one reflects on their experiences in life and says, “Wow! I had a great and lonely life!” Although these people may be happy in specific moments of their life, they won’t be able to emotionally reach their “good life.”
It is true when they say “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. Jimmy is one of us who may wish that his consciousness was less active, that it would allow him to forget the past that haunts his mind at night. Although Odysea is troubled by her past, she may realize the vital role her consciousness has in her life. Through her meditation, I believe she has found a way to be happy with her consciousness and cope with the memories she is unable to forget and move past. She is someone who does not take her consciousness for granted.
The early stages of dementia are often just seen as “getting old” to those of us who are not trained. In this stage patients find it hard to follow a story through to the end, whether they are telling it or listening to it. Often they will notice everyone laughing but won’t actually understand a joke that was being told. It can also start with subtlety of slower responses to questions.
Depression is not something we hear little about. Hearing stories about people struggling with depression has become in many ways part of our norm. Those who struggle with depression face the difficulty of not being able to explain their condition and the difficulty of being properly diagnosed. As much as depression is on the rise, there are still many who are unaware that they have depression and go under the radar. Depression is not just a mental issue.
You want to live each day to the fullest, but you are not sure how to do that. “Are you afraid of wasting the time you have left?” “Do you want to boost your brain function and memory?” “Do you wish you could relax and feel happy?” Dementia is a constant struggle.
For example, if someone with Alzheimer 's needed to take a certain prescription at a certain time, they may forget, or if they do remember, they may not take the correct amount needed. This could become a very high risk for the patient dying due to an overdose. All the care required for Alzheimer 's patients puts a lot of added stress onto the caregiver. They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org). To the right is a picture showing the ages of people affected by Alzheimer 's. Based on this graph, the most affected age is
One way to achieve this is to improve healthy and supportive communication. Family members may feel angry, hurt, or afraid to discuss their loved ones addiction. Acceptance by all family members, as well as by the addict, that addiction is a treatable disease, and not a sign of moral weakness is one of the main goals of family therapy (Inba & Cohen, 2011). Learning how to discuss things in a constructive manner benefits both the family as a whole and the individual who is in recovery. Healthy communication among family members significantly aids in rebuilding family relationships making the family unit