Chapter 14. Life’s Transitions: The Aging Process. LIFE’S TRANSITIONS. Old People Are Useless !. AGING: The process of growing old – IT WILL HAPPEN to YOU !!!!. In 1975 Þ 350 million people over 60 years In 2050 Þ 1.1 billion over 60 years PERCEPTION: HOW YOU VIEW PEOPLE OLDER
Life’s Transitions: The Aging Process
HOW YOU VIEW
The study of aging.
One who studies aging.
adaptive capacity =
drinking ( not together !)
old age security
Canada Pension Plan
True aging (also called primary
Disease processes (secondary aging)
Bones and Joints:
The Urinary Tract:
Heart and Lungs:
(max. inhalation + exhalation)
Flexibility vs. Rigidity:
Dementias – progressive
brain impairments that
interfere with memory
The disease most dreaded by the elderly is
dementia; loss of mental functions in an alert
individual, characterized by group of symptoms :
try to bargain with
in this stage e.g
promise to be a better
must be allowed to work through this stage
ALSO: Unreceptive and unresponsive to painful stimuli - CPR
Traditional legal definition:
remove life support
administer fatal drug as condition
drug once a patient is in a coma.
ILLEGAL / ETHICAL ISSUES
STAGES OF GRIEF:
wearing black, funerals, etc.
2. STILLBIRTH: Infant is born dead.
3. PERINATAL DEATH: Death occurs within hours or days of birth.