Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The purpose of this paper is to inform you about depression among older people. There are different forms of Depression and they affect the older people daily living. They have a impact on them emotionally, physically, and behavior. This particular health condition can lead to many other health problems such as heart disease, Depression among older people Depression among older adults is common in the aging process. There are many steps that thy can take in order to overcome the sign and Symptoms.
Older adults represent the fastest-growing age demographic of the population. Physiological changes associated with primary aging and concurrent chronic disease adversely impact functional capacity, health outcomes, and quality of life. For these reasons, there is a national emphasis for healthcare providers to improve the health, function, and quality of life of older adults to preserve independent living and psychological well-being. The benefits of regular physical activity or exercise with regard to aging and disease are indisputable, yet many clinicians do not prescribe exercise to older adults. This reluctance may be attributable to a lack of knowledge regarding appropriate exercise prescription for older adults in light of the potential risks and benefits of various doses and types of exercise. In addition, clinicians and patients may have concerns about potential health considerations relevant to older adults such as comprehensive pre-exercise screening and exercise-drug interactions.
Older adults today are living longer than anyone from previous generations. In the future decades, the numbers of adults 65 years or older will increase dramatically. This drastic shift in the population will have significant implications for our current public health system. Unprecedented demands on the provision of health care and age-related services will become strained.
While there is a great deal of attention given to issues associated with senior hunger and food insecurity, there is a hidden epidemic that is on the rise within the senior community: This epidemic is malnutrition. One out of three seniors admitted to the hospital is malnourished: On average, seniors who are diagnosed with malnutrition remain hospitalized three times longer than those who are not. Furthermore, malnourishment can cause muscle loss sarcopenia.