Thesis: Older people can still feel young by engaging in social ______activities that can help them cope with aging.
II. What is Aging?
III. What are the Changes?
A. Physical Changes
B. Mental Changes
C. Sociological Changes
IV. Needs of the Elderly
A. Health Needs of the Elderly
B. Psychological Needs
V. How to hasten the process of Aging?
VI. Programs and Services for the Aged
VII. The senior Citizen’s Club
VIII. Homes for the Aged
IX. Death: A reality Especially for older people
A. Death is final and irreversible
B. Grief responses are normal and necessary
C. Certain cultural activities and rites may follow ___after death. D. Individuals need emotional comfort during ___bereavement. X. Future care for the Elderly
I chose Aging because it connects to our daily life. I also want to know the importance of aging in order for us to live comfortably everyday.
Aging has to do with our physical condition as well as our outlook in life. A person may look young outside but may feel old inside. The many changes that take place as one grows older can be attributed to a host of physiological, psychological, social, and environmental factors.
As we grow older, the replacement of worn-out cells gradually slows down. The part of our body that typically ages least and maintains its vigor well into the later years is the brain.
What is Aging? What are the Physical Changes? What are the Mental Changes? What are the Sociological Changes? And What are the needs of the Elderly?
In reading this, you’ll learn many things about it and you’ll imagine what will happen in the future if you do the right decision.
II. WHAT IS AGING?
Aging is normal developmental factor and a continuous lifelong process that begins at birth and ends in death. It also refers to the many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that an individual experiences throughout his or her life.1 III. WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?
A. PHYSICAL CHANGES
As an individual reaches his or her twenties, physical aging begins. Starting at this period and going through later adulthood, the body has less strength and less endurance as it ages and needs more repair work. Other organs, especially the five senses, slowly weaken. Those who never used eyeglasses in their younger years would usually need them in later year. Older people hear low tones fairly well, but their ability to perceive the high tones declines. Most parts of the body slowly weaken. The bones become more brittle, stiff, and weak; mobility is lessened.
B. MENTAL CHANGES
For most people, aging has little effect on their cognitive functions. It is one of the joys of late adulthood that long after the body slows down and has limited physical activity, the mind can continue seek and explore. Older people do not learn new things as quickly as young people. However, once something has been learned, it is remembered better and more accurately. Some, however, suffer from DEMENTIA, a disease which interferes with the normal working of the mind. People who suffer from dementia lose their memory and are generally unable to carry on normal activities.
Another form of mental deterioration that occurs in old age is Alzheimer’s disease. People with Alzheimer’s disease gradually lose their memory, power of speech, and control of body movements. C. SOCIOLOGICAL CHANGES
These may include the loss of spouse, mandatory retirement, problems with mobility, lack of involvement in community activities, inadequate resources for medical services, financial problems, loss of role identification, and loneliness.
The effects of aging can be slowed down through good health habits and good nutrition. We can help older people to develop these if we could encourage them to: (1) be physically and mentally active; (2) eat a well-balanced diet; (3) drink plenty of water; (4) have good sleeping habits; (5) avoid smoking and...
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