Age is a biological factor, but it is also influenced by the mind. I sometimes feel like I am an old soul. I also feel vitally alive, energetic, and youthful. I like to keep my body and mind in good shape.
3 In one paragraph, explain why aging matters: Humans are born already aging. There is know way to stop the process of getting older. As people age it is important that services and rescores are set up to
Introduction and Definition of Foster Children Aging Out “The term ‘aging out’ refers to children within a state’s foster care system who are still in the system upon reaching the age of majority or when they have graduated from high school” (Craft, 2017, Aging Out). Many of these children “have not found permanency with an adoptive family … or they have not been able to return to their biological parents” (Craft, 2017, Aging Out). A child typically ages out at 18 years, “but some states have extended services beyond this age because so many young adults are just not ready to be thrust out into the world on their own at such a young age” (Craft, 2017, Aging Out). If a foster parent chooses to continue parenting the foster child once they have aged out of the system, they are able to as long as the foster youth is okay with this. If an individual continues fostering a child, they will no longer receive money from the state.
The aging population is the fastest growing population in our nation. By the year 2030, it is estimated that approximately 61 million people will be between the ages 65 -85 and 9 million individuals will be ages 85 and older (Ouchida &Lachs, 2015). Perceptions of the elderly have slightly changed for the better in recent years, but biases and discrimination are still very widespread in our society today. “Ageism” is a phrase coined by Robert Butler in 1969 and implies a preconception, prejudice, and discrimination against older adults and can come in many forms.
Ageism can affect both the youth and the elderly, but in today’s times it is mainly focused on the elderly. The elderly are constantly harassed, judged, and stereotyped for their age. The elderly are viewed as disabled, has-beens, and basically serve no propose, instead of being viewed as wise, bold, experienced, and valuable. In the article “Putting The
I found the most recent state plan on aging at http://www.dea.ri.gov/documents/RIDEA%20State%20Plan%20on%20Aging%20October%201%202015%20to%20September%2030%202019.pdf. The Older Americans Act requires states to submit this plan every four years and it provides updates on legislation and activities were done over the past time period to support older adults, as well as give updates on what
Like most people in American society and culture, when I hear the term aging it is almost always thought of negatively. Americans have become obsessed with finding ways to live a longer and healthier life and when one of those people here the term ‘aging’ it is viewed as a detriment to their thought of living longer. It is often a scary thought because people assume that the best years of their life are behind them. I personally do not feel physically as old as I do mentally. I am weary, however, as life goes on that my body will eventually catch up to my mind. I hope however that I can be healthy all around at an older age because I would hate to be ill and not be able to enjoy life at its greatest potential. I believe that most people, including myself, have the perception that aging limits your mobility. People often assume that the once you get to a certain age you will be limited to where you can live and must be forced into a retirement home. This perception more than likely is false, and perhaps coming from individuals that have seen loved ones not being cared for and have taken a similar path. This perception most likely comes from observation of adults telling younger ones by word of mouth however untrue it may be.
The Interview During a series of interviews, we explored the following topics:  What is your definition of aging? Maxine thought this question was quite basic. However, after much thought she stated that aging is simply "advancing in age." Upon further questioning she explained that her definition is a view of the "total process" of aging. She does not define aging in a biological, functional, psychological, sociologic or spiritual domain.
AGING PHILOSOPHY ON TEACHING & LEARNING A PAPER SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE Patient Education and Nursing Practice N4383 Z01 IN THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL OF PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING BY Marie Beadle HOUSTON, TEXAS March 1st, 2017 Professor George Crippen, RN, MSN As the body ages and changes begin to occur,
Brain and Nervous System Aging is part of life, as we grow our body changes from the moment we are born we start developing and slowly start to age. The body organs and body system starts developing when we are in our mother’s womb and every day there is a change in our body. As people get older we start having health issues some are moderate but with time it is more likely that does issues will turn into health problems. Aging changes the nervous system, the brain and nervous are your body’s central control. Which means that our body is controlled by the brain. The brain and nervous system control our thoughts, memories, movements and senses. They also help control the organs such as the heart and bowels.
Is Everyone Aging? Does everyone think about getting old? I think it’s scary to age because of health reasons. Aging is scary because it can get people closer to death. I’m scared to age because it changes everyone's looks even mine. Aging is bad because anyone can lose friends over time and family members because of aging.
I think aging is a special way to earn the truth knowledge of life. Like in the class, I was really happy that I can study with older people who have more wisdom of life than students who just dipped their feet into the water of the world. I like to be around people who are old. Even though I just sit and listen to what they are saying to something, every word that they speak is so deep. I mean, it holds a power of wisdom. So I think that’s why people ask their parents or grandparents when they face a hardship which they cannot break themselves.
Anybody living in this world cannot avoid aging. Many people fear of aging, but they do not understand what aging really is. Most people may assume that aging is simply physiological changes or transformation experienced by anyone, however, the truth is that it also affects mental and emotional aspects of life.
As the year’s progress, so will the age demographic, shifting the number of elderly and their life span higher than it’s ever been seen in history. With that being said, the course material has revealed many aspects that will shift the experience of aging in a whole new way, because after all we are all in this together. Although, these things might not matter now they will matter in the future and being aware, having a plan, thinking and implementing these ideas early in life will have a dramatic effect on the outcome and the way one will live later on. However, situating a better environment not only comes from the person but from those that surround them, not just from family and loved ones, but improving and finding solutions that are evident
Every moment, second, minute, hour, and day go by you get older. You cannot stop aging no matter what you do. It is something that everything that lives does.