We begin aging from the moment we are conceived and continues until we die. Most people assume that aging means the older person but that is not true, we are all aging with every second we live. It is a natural part of life that everyone in the world goes through. These days with modern medicine and a lot more awareness about a healthy lifestyle people are living longer, with the average life expectancy at the moment at 81 in Ireland vs in the 1800's when the Average life expectancy was at just 40 years of age.
With all the media surrounding the young and beautiful models etc and all the celebrities who undergo plastic surgery to keep their youthful appearences it makes aging an almost scary experience that most people do not want to face. It is a perfectally natural feeling for someone to fear their own mortality and to worry about their future.
In this assignment I aim to research and learn as much as possible regarding the care of an older person , the ageing process, and also the care of a dying person and their family.
I will also research and outline conditions relating to an older person or illnesses that a older person are more at risk from such as stroke, parkinsons', alzeihmers and dementia.
I aim to reasearch and disscus recommendations for healthy living and how to promote a health lifestyle for an older person.
An older person needs more care than a more youthful person so it is important that an older perosn receives regular check ups and any conditions they may haveor they develop is closely monitored.
Lonliness is one of the biggest issues facing our older generation today, their friends may not be around or could have passed on and their families can be busy with their own lives. There are plenty of advertisements focusing on awareness of checking on older people or just showing them compassion and companionship to avoid lonliness and also depression that may stem from this.
I will research and discuss the different retirement options and the preparation for a person who is retireing. The most important thing to remember is that it is not always as easy as relaxing and taking time for themselves, it is a huge change in a person's life that comes with many emotions. Some people may feel regret of their lives for what they have or have not done and may look back and wish that things could have been different. Acceptance is a hard place to get to mentally as they could now feel they are not an active part of a community anymore and sometimes they may need more support as they move into the next stage of life.
The aging process
We begin growing older and aging from the moment of conception through to birth, childhood , adulthood and all they way up until we die, it is one of life's natural processes and everything that is alive will age. Most people will think of the Physical appearence diminishing when the topic of aging is put to them, not many think of aging effecting us emotionally,...