Other than the physical ones what other changes affect the aged What are their

Other than the physical ones what other changes

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Other than the physical ones, what other changes affect the aged? What are their symptoms and impacts? Skin disorder Stroke Heart disease Diabetes Asthma Vascular disease Arthurites Frailty deconditioning Activity 4C Estimated Time 30 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify strategies and opportunities that maximise engagement and promote healthy lifestyle practices. Activity What strategies can older people adopt to lead a healthy lifestyle?
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P a g e | 17 There are various strategies that older people can adopt to live a healthier lifestyle: Taking regular exercise (even just walks) Maintaining a healthy diet (eat at least three solid meals a day, with nutritional variety) Mental stimulation (playing games, problem-solving activities, puzzles) Hobbies Embrace variety (maintaining the same routine and always doing the same things can affect you psychologically, causing a depression and monotony) Engage with remaining family members Learn new things Take a class/join a club Travel (if possible) Get vaccinations for common infections. What are the five different food groups? Vegetables and legumes/beans Fruit Grain (cereal) foods, wholegrain and /or high cereal fibre varieties Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat. What are the benefits of exercise? The benefits of exercise are that it: Makes you feel good Can provide an opportunity to have fun/socialise Helps to prevent weight gain that is unhealthy Helps you to relax Reduces risk of diseases such as: cardiovascular disease type 2 diabetes some cancers Encourages healthy growth and development Helps build strong bones, muscles and joints. Activity 4D Estimated Time 15 Minutes Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify and utilise aids and modifications that promote individual strengths and capacities to assist with independent living in the older person’s environment.
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P a g e | 18 Activity Name four modifications and four aids that can help assist clients with independent living. Aids and modifications: Home modifications: o Walk in shower or bath o Stair lifts o Handrails o Slopes and ramps o Wide access for wheelchair o Emergency alarms. Aids such as: o Wheelchairs o Walking sticks o Walking frames o Hearing aids o guide dogs. What options are available for financing modifications and aids? Financing the costs associated with modifications and aids Your client may qualify for help with the installation of home modifications and other services such as garden maintenance, repair work, electrical works and some renovations. The Australian Government provides funds or subsidies for those who need aids and modifications to allow them to continue independent living. However, if your personal circumstances permit, you should be prepared to contribute to the cost of your care or modifications.
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