Issues in Aging Analytical Essay by Nicky

Issues in Aging
An overview of issues in the aging process.
# 145867 | 779 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2010 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Aging (General)


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Description:

This essay looks at aging and the issues that surround it, including social issues, physical, neurological, and mental issues. Various sources are quoted that define aging. Then, the paper addresses the various challenges an aging individual must face, such as declining health and mental functioning. The paper also notes the characteristics of healthy aging. The paper concludes with a discussion of Alzheimer's disease which diminishes the individual's ability to experience an independent social and physical lifestyle.

Outline:
The Human Factors

From the Paper:

"For those who have not had the benefit of aging in a healthy way that brings them to the crossroads as identified by Ebersole, there will be health issues that make it more difficult to have the experience of coming into that fullness of self at that critical point. It often means interventions opening the doors of our lives to strangers, healthcare providers, whose job it is to assist the elderly in achieving and maintaining the highest quality of life possible until the individual crosses from this existence into the mystery of the next one."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aging Gracefully: Lifespan vs. Healthspan. (2006, February). USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education), 134, 1+. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5015929981
  • Ebersole, P., & Hess, P. (1998). Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs and Nursing Response. St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=104804433
  • Mezey, M., Fulmer, T., & Abraham, I. (Eds.). (2006). Geriatric Nursing: Protocols for Best Practice. New York: Springer. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=111738587
  • Nussbaum, J. F. & Coupland, J. (Eds.). (1995). Handbook of Communication and Aging Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27715236
  • Nussbaum, J. F., & Coupland, J. (2004). Handbook of Communication and Aging Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=104631057

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