Unit 4222-656 Case Study

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UNIT 4222-656 Understand the factors affecting older people Outcome 1 1) As adults age, many changes occur: memory loss, bones and joints, eyes and ears, digestive and metabolic, urogenital, dental, skin and functional abilities problems. 2) Aging is inevitable and is in a sense a gradual loss of life functions. The process is unique and different for each individual. While for some aging means grey hair, few kilos or bad hearing, for others is a much more complex transformation, because the aging process brings social and emotional change and loss into their lives. Older relatives die, then loss of a spouse affects many. 3) The physical factors, as hearing or vision impairments, cognitive impairments predispose to admission to hospital, need for…show more content…
People with rich social network – relatives, friends – are active, happier and cope better with the process of ageing. Those with a poor social network -living alone, no relatives, few friends – are isolated while all the changes they are going through tend to overwhelm them. Speaking from the cognitive point of view, older people tend to loss their attention, they can’t focus like they used to; many older adults complain of increased memory lapses; sometimes they experience the word-finding difficulty or they find it hard to make decisions. The environment plays a critical role in the process of ageing, because of the air, soil and water pollution. Also ultraviolet and ionizing radiation influence the process. The climate changes, ecosystem degradation, can make a difference in terms of a good or bad life for elderly. Also, the socio-economic status has a great influence. Poverty can lead to malnutrition, poor health services and sanitation, unsafe living and working conditions, etc. 4) In my opinion wellbeing could be described as how feel about yourself and your

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