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Transcript of Elderly
Physical marks of old age
what is elderly?
Mental marks of old age
Around three and a half million older people face a life alone and without help or friendship from their neighbours.
loneliness effects physical health and can be as damaging as smoking or obesity to an older person.
700,000 people aged over 65 say they are often, or even always lonely, and the same number do not know their neighbours at all.
Negative Stereo types with Elderly people
4 in 5 (80%) of elderly people will battle at least one chronic, limiting condition or illness, such as heart disorders, arthritis, or osteoporosis.
People over 75 years old are just as likely to be in a car wreck as drivers 16 to 25 years old, but the elderly are more suceptible to injury or death in such accidents.
Most developed world countries have accepted the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of 'elderly' or older person
Thank you for your attention!
Which marks distinguish elderly people?
Bone and joint
Reduced mental and cognitive ability
Marks of old age
The distinguishing marks associated with old age comprise both physical and mental characteristics.
These marks do not occur at the same chronological age for everyone.
A basic mark of old age that affects both body and mind is “slowness of behavior.”
Most older people live in institutions
Retirement is less difficult for women than it is for men
Alzheimer’s disease is to be expected with old age
Older workers are less productive than younger workers
Sickness and disability come with old age
Older people cannot learn
Older people are more fearful of death than are younger people
Old people are sweet and kind and at peace with the world
Old people are weak and helpless
Old people are boring and forgetful