Factors of ageing
What is ageing?
Explanation factors which influencing ageing-
Physical changes- Many physical changes arise as you get older. Physical changes and increased vulnerability to chronic health conditions are often ass the major sign to ageing. These can have a huge impact on the old persons psychological and social well-being. Health problems limit old peoples mobility, therefore; this can narrow down their social contact and also can lead to mental health problems. As muscles age, they start to shrink and lose mass. This can make the individual more weak; and less physically able.
Loneliness- Loneliness can gradually increase with age. Things that can bring up loneliness are low economic status, lack of security, and social networks. Not having supportive family and friends can also be a major factor for loneliness. Widowed men and women have really high levels of loneliness and depression. To reduce the levels of loneliness old people should improve their social lives. Old people that suffer from depression often show physical signs and symptoms rather than emotional. Some of these signs and symptoms can be: changes in sleep pattern; weight loss, and decline in appetite. Depression in old people is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, so because of this it is important to address this.
Nutrition- It can become very difficult for old people to plan and prepare nutritious meals. They may not get all the nutrients and sustenance they need need due to, physical, psychological and biological factors. Older adults have fewer taste buds than younger people, the taste buds that are left have reducing taste sensations. The sense of being able to smell also fades away, this can be due to the loss of nerves in the nose. Not being able to smell can make food less enjoyable. Many old people have low income, and because of this they not be able to afford all the nutrients they need to maintain a good health.
Having a healthy lifestyle is very important throughout your whole life, as it can affect you when you are older.