Psycho-social change on a elderly person (Life Satisfaction ( Life…
Psycho-social change on a elderly person
Life satisfaction is an area of research that has been studied extensively in elderly populations.
It is often used as an index of successful aging and sometimes considered synonymous with mental health.
This broader construct also includes measures of morale and mood.
In contrast to measures of mood, an emotional judgment of current state, life satisfaction is a more stable judgment of one's overall status in life
Examinations of levels of life satisfaction in elderly populations reveal that most individuals 85% or more, describe themselves as satisfied 0; very satisfied with their lives
Memory and Learning
A senior citizen’s intellectual capacity remains the same well into old age and as little as 1% of the population will live long enough to be affected by senility.
While the elderly are just as intelligent as younger people, they sometimes process information more slowly or must repeat a new skill several times before the steps become second nature.
If your elderly loved one is not experiencing dementia or has not suffered a brain injury or some other cognitive illness, then his or her “forgetfulness” probably consists only of brief memory lapses.
These lapses are normal occurrences in later life and are more a source of annoyance rather than an area for concern.
Loss of Independence
As elderly people become less physically able to engage in favorite hobbies, drive themselves to appointments or take care of things around the house, they often mourn their loss of independence.
It is difficult to rely on others for essential care or even to ask for small favors at times – particularly of the people who once relied upon them for daily assistance.
Some seniors find themselves losing their freedom as they become caregivers for spouses, siblings or other elderly friends whose health have declined more rapidly than their own.
Almost all people feel at times during their lives unhappiness, sadness or disappointment
Such transient feelings are normal. But if you end up on a
But if you end up on a daily basis and this feeling remains for long periods then the person probably suffers from depression
The incidence of depression is higher in the elderly.
The depressed elderly have lost the true meaning of life with the concomitant loss of vitality of the movement,
Our age and not our abilities often determine how others treat us and what we can or we cannot dp
Although this should is true for all the ages, not only for the elderly, the negative stereotypical reactions are barriers for many activities and adequate access to essential services
There are widespread stereotypes about the reduced ability of the elderly people who reduce or eliminate entirely their work possibilities, education and e.c.t