This course examines the physical process of aging and the effects on physical and mental health. These topics are applied to disease prevention, health maintenance, and selected disorders that affect health and independent living. Public policy and program development issues will also be addressed to promote the health of the aging population.
Identify factors that indirectly affect healthy aging.
Describe changes associated with functional performance and the aging body.
Identify factors related to management of chronic diseases
Cognitive Aspects of Aging
Identify theoretical treatments and solutions to cognitive impairments.
Describe cognitive impairments associated with aging.
Explain factors related to cognitive aspects of aging.
Biology of Aging
Explain the biological aspects and changes of aging.
Describe the theoretical framework of aging and longevity.
Age-Based Programs and Services
Analyze the issues related to providing age-based programs and services.
Describe available age-based services and discuss their effect on aging and the older adult.
Examine educational programs and their effect on health promotion.
End of Life Issues
Analyze individual and societal attitudes about death and dying.
Explain the five stages of grief.
Influences of Pharmacology and Nutrition
Analyze the factors related to nutritional status on aging and pharmacology interactions.
Identify aspects of pharmacology management.
Examine the effects of pharmacology interactions.
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