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To overcome these issues, achieve and maintain high wellness levels, health promotion and illness prevention measures must be practiced. This paper will discuss the health issues associated with older adults and the suggested ways of overcoming them.
Although the human body’s minimum nutritional requirements are generally consistent through different ages, several exceptions exist. For example, a common problem among older adults arises from the disruption in the ability to absorb, use and store calcium, vitamins D, C and A (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013). Therefore, their dietary intake should essentially accommodate that requirement. Because of their reduced activity and metabolic rate, body weight may increase, which necessitates the intake of less calories. All these dietary and nutritional needs must be balanced to avoid the risk of problems related to nutrition. This problem is highlighted by the fact that as one ages, the ability to consume necessary nutrients is negatively affected by the failing ability to taste and smell food, often leading to the loss of desire to eat. For example, older adults can consume excess sugar or salt with the possible risk of getting obese (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013). This calls for their carers to introduce them to balanced diets and healthy selections of food such as substituting herbs and spices with season foods. Another significant dietary problem is caused by the loss of teeth or wrongly fitted dentures, which may be a result of yet another dietary issue arising from inadequate intake of calcium. This becomes a problem because the older adults will avoid foods they cannot chew, overlooking their nutritional values. Unless properly guided and supervised by carers, older adults will tend to consume softer foods that may contain more calories and less roughage such as mashed potatoes and ice cream. The
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I believe that college students are full adults and should be answerable for their morals, principles, and learning experience. Students are mature enough to be distinguished from kids. Old people should reason before doing anything because they have the knowledge to distinguish mistakes from upright dealings.
Since obesity impairs individual productivity and quality of life, it raises numerous societal issues as well. This paper will discuss the causes, symptoms, and long term effects of obesity in older adults. It will also study various methods proposed by researchers and medical practitioners to address obesity in older adults.
This research paper focuses on understanding why suicide among older adults is prevalence more than other age groups. It is clear that the older population have been neglected in terms of understanding the problems that push them to suicide. The paper assesses the psychological, physical, and social risk factors that older adults face.
In order to study this problem thoroughly, the rationale behind the research will be addressed, along with a discussion of the integration and synthesis of previous research. Depression is not just sadness that fades with time. It is determined by a strict set of criteria as outlined in the second edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
The author states that dementia has become a source of increasing public health concern, because it has become more widespread in both the US, with associated costs of 100 billion dollars in the US. Dementia is more common among older adults and causes cognitive impairment leading to a progressive loss of memory
Depression is a mental illness that does not directly affect physical health of the people but indirectly it induces disastrous effects on ones health both in physical and mental terms (Miller, pp. 297).
72). A successful suicide avoidance plan depends on the recognition of particular, proven risk factors. Methodological tests take account of the need of methodically applied terminology within suicide and risk factor
This unique 65 was picked by the government of German in the 1880s as the age that workers were entitled to receive pensions. When the Social Security Act was passed in the 1930s in America, 65years was accepted by Americans as the new standard for the beginning of old age. Can we compare the 65 years of the 1930s and those of today?