3 edition of Outline of problems and issues affecting the elderly found in the catalog.
Outline of problems and issues affecting the elderly
Evelyn H Tager
by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC]
Written in English
|Statement||Evelyn Tager, Analyst in Social Legislation|
|Series||Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1976-78, reel 13, fr. 0704|
|Contributions||Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||17|
Mental Health and the Elderly: A Social Work Perspective is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment of the range of disorders affecting the elderly. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. As you age, the way your senses (hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch) give you information about the world changes. Your senses become less sharp, and this can make it harder for you to notice details. Sensory changes can affect your lifestyle. You may have problems communicating, enjoying activities, and staying involved with people.
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Get this from a library. Outline of problems and issues affecting the elderly. [Evelyn H Tager; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. The US elderly experience several health problems, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, hearing loss, vision problems, diabetes, and dementia.
Nursing home care in the United States is very expensive and often substandard; neglect and abuse of nursing home residents is fairly common.
Understanding the Issues Facing Aging Seniors. J | by Thomas Day, Director. Book: How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors () Aging seniors are often confounded by the complexity of issues they face.
This book takes a comprehensive approach to provide solutions to the many challenges that face the elderly. Dementia and depression are typical problems that can occur in late life.
With these the quality of life, disability and premature death are possible. The elderly with dementia have an increase in physical illnesses as well as death from suicide.5/5(7). 16 Common Conditions Affecting the Elderly Senior citizens face unique health challenges as Outline of problems and issues affecting the elderly book enter their twilight years.
As caregivers, we want to ensure the highest quality of life for our loved ones so it’s important to learn about and understand the common conditions they may face, illnesses they are susceptible to, and treatments.
Mistreatment and abuse of the elderly is a major social problem. As expected, with the biology of aging, the elderly sometimes become physically frail. This frailty renders them dependent on others for care—sometimes for small needs like household tasks, and sometimes for assistance with basic functions like eating and toileting.
Lack of proper nutrition. They don’t wish or cannot cook anymore. Lots of meals consist of Cheerios and milk. Boredom, lack of mental stimulation, memory failure, fear of dementia.
Health issues: deafness, physical weakness, heart problems, high blood pressure, cancer, broken hips, depression, dementia.
For many elderly members of society, living alone is a way of life. After their children grow and move out and their spouses pass on, the left-behind seniors must face the task of maintaining a household solo.
If you have an elderly loved one who is dealing with the rigors of living alone, consider some of the problems that this arrangement may. Aging seniors and their families are often confounded by the complexity of issues facing the elderly.
Not only do older Americans have to contend with declining income, increased debt and poor investment returns, but they have to deal with declining health, medical crises, complex insurance programs, long term care challenges, who-gets-what decisions, end-of-life, where to. The vision of adapting our communities for an ageing population comes in Age UK's Agenda for Later Life, which sets out some of the challenges facing older people in and some of the opportunities for change.
The report is being launched in London on April 25 at an event attended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Thus, in the oldest old, depression is associated with mortality only when feelings of loneliness are present.
Depression is a problem that often accompanies loneliness. In many cases, depressive symptoms such as withdrawal, anxiety, lack of motivation and sadness mimic and mask the symptoms of loneliness.
Between Elderly Accommodation Counsel ran a 2 year Managing Money Better Project funded by Comic Relief with an aim to help older people to manage their money better when faced with housing and care costs.
It also wished to learn more about the issues and challenges facing older people today in Managing their Money. Elderly Health • Prevalence of all the morbidities, mentioned in the table have increased between the two surveys • Cataract is the commonly reported health problem which reduces the visual acuity among the elderly • Higher prevalence of chronic morbidities like high Blood Pressure (BP), heart disease and diabetes among theFile Size: KB.
Social isolation and loneliness can affect the physical and mental health of older adults, including those with cognitive impairment. Read about research on risk factors and solutions.
Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health risks. Issues Effecting the Elderly Essay Issues Affecting the Aged Jacqueline Lopez BSHA University of Phoenix Issues Affecting the Aged From the time of infancy through the late stages of adulthood physical, psychological and cognitive changes occur.
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Mental health care and psychological rehabilitation should be part of health care of the elderly. Dental problems is a common accompaniment of ageing and, in India, a largely unmet one. Remote areas lack dental health personnel. While planning health care for the elderly, dental component should also be considered.
In older adults, depression may be disregarded as frailty, or it may be viewed as an inevitable result of life changes, chronic illness, and disability. Recognizing the signs and seeing a health practitioner is the first step to getting treatment, which can make a real difference in someone’s quality of life.
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Conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and depression can make sex more challenging.
Health problems can also decrease sex drive, or affect your ability to become aroused or have an orgasm. The American Psychological Association suggests that ageism is a serious issue that should be treated the same as sex, race, and disability-based discrimination. They suggest that raising public awareness about the issues ageism creates can help.
As the population of older adults continues to increase, finding ways to minimize ageism will. Depression in the elderly is a general problem, but is often not acknowledged or treated. In the elderly, a number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make presented depression worse.
Old people often use alcohol to self-treat depression, but this may make symptoms worse.