Physiological changes in older adult - Immune system and the older adult

Physiological Changes In Older Adult          As adults age, their bodies experience many changes, both physiological and physical changes. The physical changes like graying of hair, stooping stature and wrinkles are clearly visible. However, physiological changes in older adults are not visible to the naked eye.More...

Enrollment Trends In Higher Education For Older Adults

Enrollment Trends In Higher Education For Older Adults

There is an increase in the population of older adults. 19 percent of the American population was in the age group of 55 to 79 in 2004 and this figure is increasing. By the year 2030, it is expected that more than 20 percent of the population will be 65 years and older. Although these people are better educated than the earlier generation, they have a strong desire in higher education. They have interest in getting retooled for new careers.More...

Immune System And The Older Adult

Immune System And The Older Adult

The immune system is the defense mechanism of the human body to protect it from external organisms such as bacteria, and virus. The immune system operates in different layers to safeguard the body. There are physical barriers which prevent the external organisms from entering the human body. In case the physical barrier gets broken and the invading organisms find their way in the body, they are tackled by the innate immune system which provides an immediate non-specific response.More...

Inappropiate Sexual Behavior In Older Adults

Inappropiate Sexual Behavior In Older Adults

Human sexual behavior like all other human activity is governed by social rules. It is also referred to as sexual morality or sexual norm. The frequency of intercourse is bound to come down with age. Sexual drive cannot be maintained as the person ages.More...

 

Risk Factors Of Frailty In Older Adults

Risk Factors Of Frailty In Older Adults

If there is high mental and physical function in an older adult, then we can say that the person is aging successfully. With the onset of chronic or acute diseases physiological decline takes place during the aging process and this can give rise to frailty.More...

 

Driving And Older Adult

Driving And Older Adult

Driving gives a person a feeling of independence which he has been experiencing ever since the time the person learnt driving as a teenager and has continued till his old age. Since he identifies driving along with his freedom to move about, he does not like to let go of this privilege that easily.More...

 

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