Jacqueline hindle unit 106
Understand the factors that affect older people
1.1- Changes that may come with ageing include memory loss, bones/joints become stiffer and reduces mobility. Hearing and vision loss are another factor
1.2- The ageing process is unique to each individual, some individuals see signs as in grey hair, gaining weight,loss of vision or hearing or loss of memory other individuals regard the ageing process to be losing loved ones , friends and becoming more dependable on others for day to day living.
1.3- Potential factors associated with older people are:-
Physical factors-as hearing loss vision loss lack of mobility weight gain decreased energy
Emotional factors – becoming widowed retirement isolation and lonliness which can lead to depression
Social factors- older people with active social lives are more active and happier and more able to cope with the ageing process as apposed to those who find socialising harder or simply have no nearby friends or relatives and the changes caused by ageing can for some become overwhelming
Cognitive factors – older people tend to lose their attention more easily and become less able to focus on a particular situation, older people suffer memory lapses more often and increasingly in some individuals find it harder to find the correct words or expressions.
Environmental factors- climate changes air soil and pollution are all factors affecting older people resulting in either good or bad life for the ageing individual
Socio economic factors- influences can be such that poverty can lead to malnutrition poor health services sanitation and unsafe living conditions due to maybe lack of money or knowledge can be an influence that affects the individual through the ageing process.
1.4 - a positive approach to ageing can contribute to health and wellbeing of an individual by recognizing its an essential part of life and therefore embracing it...