Dynamic Chiropractic — August 27,Vol. Gatterman, MA, DC, MEd Industrialized nations are experiencing a demographic revolution caused by the continuing increase in longevity and the rapid rise in the percentage of the population older than 65 years of age. Eighty-eight percent of older adults seek some form of complementary and alternative care.
Monday, February 28, Late Adulthood and End of Life Late adulthood is a time of reflection, enjoying friends, family, and grandchildren, and maintaining health in preparation for the final years of the lifespan.
Although genetics play a significant role in the quality of life during these final years, individuals who modify destructive lifestyles and embark on healthier options will experience an improvement in their health and sense of wellbeing Berger, During this stage of adulthood, older adults remain socially active and independent rather than subjecting themselves to isolation and withdrawal Berger, As more aging adults continue to live healthy, socially active lives and maintain important family roles, it is important to refrain from stereotypical thought and the negativity of ageism, which can contribute to their premature decline.
With technology and high quality medical care, aging adults continue to be a valuable resource for younger generations. Promoting Health and Wellness into Late Adulthood Healthy habits and daily routines are essential for promoting health and wellness into late adulthood.
Smoking, excessive drinking, lack of exercise, and overeating cost many individuals their ability to maintain an active and independent lifestyle as they age Berger, Exercise and a healthy diet avert many common diseases and increases energy in the elderly.
Changing daily habits, even late in life can help diminish some of the effects of aging Berger, When used in conjunction with maintaining a healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption, and routine exercise, healthy choices during late adulthood make a significant difference in health and wellbeing.
Preventive medicine and ongoing, high-quality medical care can maintain health and lessen the often harsh effects of aging. Genetics, cultural norms, levels of stress, available medical care, attitudes about preventive medicine, and social bias toward the elderly contribute to remarkable differences in aging populations Berger, Ageism and Stereotypes Associated with Late Adulthood In American culture, late adulthood is fraught with stereotypes and the negative perceptions of older adults Busse, Although some stereotypes are purely in jest, others maintain a negative portrayal of impotency and incompetency Nuessel, Butler calls the use of negative bias against older adults ageism.
According to Bergersocietal and cultural attitudes toward the elderly have powerful and significant effects on their self-identification, sense of importance, and self-confidence. Ageism makes the elderly appear less intelligent than they are, to the detriment of their cognitive abilities Berger, When aging adults have fears rooted in stereotypes, there is a possibility that these fears will undermine normal thinking Berger, Lack of confidence impairs memory, and negative expectations and responses can affect the cognition of aging adults.
It is imperative for their health and wellbeing to avoid stereotypes and attitudes that reflect negative beliefs and biases toward the abilities of this age group. Dying children often fear abandonment of loved ones, especially the parents, more than they fear the idea of death itself.
Experts suggest parents and loved ones maintain constant vigil with sick children to eliminate this fear and loneliness Berger, Children experience death and mourn in a variety of ways, so when they lose a parent, sibling, or other significant person or pet, any signs of mourning should be addressed Berger, Even children at age two may have some understanding of death although with their limited experience of life, their perspective is unlike that of older children and adults.
Although many teens are morbidly fascinated by death, experiencing the death of a loved one die during this time, or facing death themselves can deeply impact their psychological state of mind and have a long-term effect on their fundamental perception of life.
Adulthood Once individuals enter responsible relationships with work and family, there is a major shift in attitudes of death and dying Berger, Adults have no romantic notions concerning death, and it becomes a dreaded experience.
Responsible adults leave risk-taking behavior behind and make changes in their lives, which will accommodate personal longevity. According to Bergerbetween the ages of 25 and 60, even for the terminally ill, their worries are not because of the idea of dying, but the concern of leaving business and relationships incomplete.
The death of friends and loved ones during this time is unacceptable and many have trouble realistically facing such losses.
Completing affairs such as wills and health proxies is not a sign of giving up, but accepting the inevitable, and finding a sense of completion in worldly affairs. Once these matters have been finalized, many of the elderly continue to maintain their health and independence with a positive outlook.
This transition, although normal can be painful whether one is grieving for oneself or for others. According to Berger"for all people throughout history, religious and spiritual concerns often become particularly important at death" p. Religious and spiritual beliefs help the dying make the transition between life and death without fear, and allows them to maintain a sense of worth and meaning in their existence throughout the transition.
Although genetics plays a significant role in the health and wellbeing of the elderly, equally important is maintaining a positive outlook and healthy habits such as diet, exercise, routine physical examinations, and the care of diseases and conditions Berger, Emergency Management - Australia and NZ.
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it’s like a gold fish bowl and everyone knows 5/5(1). Evaluate how individuals can promote health and wellness into late adulthood and mitigate the negative effects of aging.
o Analyze ageism and stereotypes associated with late adulthood. o Explore different views of death and dying at different points in human development. o Examine various culture attitudes towards death and dying. Aug 28, · Evaluate how individuals can promote health and wellness into late adulthood and mitigate the negative effects of aging.
With all the advancements in medicine people can expect to live longer than ever before. For longer life individuals must take the steps necessary to live longer.
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