This course examines the basic principles and concepts of the aging process; including the physical, social, emotional, and mental components of health. Benefits of health promotion and preventive action for the aging are also explored.
Identify the functional changes that occur as you age
Describe the physiological changes that occur in the aging process
Current Trends in Aging
Discuss the theories of aging
Examine the concept of Ageism
Identify the impact of current health care statistics
Describe the demographics of our current aging population
Identify the aspects of cognitive functioning and possible impairments in the older adult
Give examples of resources available to address the psychosocial aspects of aging
Describe the changing social roles of older adults
Recognize the emotional aspects related to aging
Planning for the Aging Population
Examine innovative technologies that can support and retain aging independence
Identify changes needed to support a booming aging population
Health Promotion and Preventative Action
Specify various wellness programs applicable to the older adult
Describe the stages of care within the health care continuum
Explore the prevalence of high-risk behaviors
List the leading chronic diseases seen in the current older adult population
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