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Health_of_the_agedJOR - Health of the aged Why do we age,...

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Health of the aged Why do we age, the signs and symptoms and health risks? What can we do about aging?
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The Aging Process The process of aging Physical and biochemical changes Aging and life expectancy Theories on aging Life in an aging society Government aid and policies
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The Aging Process The normal process of development that happens over a lifetime. Happens to people at different rates. The healthier you are when you are younger, the easier it is to maintain throughout the rest of your life. Ageism: Discrimination against a person based on their age. Gerontology: The study of the aging process. Gerontologists are responsible for studying aging process.
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The Different Ages Gerontologists have identified the following characteristics to define a persons age in terms of biological, psychological and social development 1. Psychological age : adaptive capabilities and intelligence. 1. Social age : persons habits and roles relative to the society that they live in 1. Legal or chronological age : Refers to chronological years of life. This is used to determine certain rights and privileges. 1. Functional age : The way in which people compare to
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A profile of today’s elders Over half of senior citizens are women in Canada. 70% of people above the age of 75 are women.
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A profile of today’s elders Majority of the elderly live in private dwellings (93%) Ethical and moral consideration in the provision of health care
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The elderly as a proportion of the total population in Canada 0 5 10 15 20 25 Percent 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011 2021 2031 2036 65+ 85+
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Seniors as a Percentage of the Population in Canada and Elsewhere in the World
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Percentage of Seniors with Long Term Disability, 1999 (Stats Canada)
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