+ All Categories
Home > Documents > Jatunn Gibson Gerontology Specialist. Prepare Yourself.

Jatunn Gibson Gerontology Specialist. Prepare Yourself.

Date post: 14-Dec-2015
Category:
Upload: santiago-branford
View: 239 times
Download: 1 times
Share this document with a friend
Popular Tags:
22
Jatunn Gibson Gerontology Specialist
Transcript

Jatunn GibsonGerontology Specialist

Prepare YourselfPrepare Yourself

ENJOY IT !!!ENJOY IT !!!

THOUGHT FOR THIS THOUGHT FOR THIS WEEKWEEK

As we grow older, we need to consider that “how” we grow old is far more important than how “old” we grow.

AGING…….AGING…….

Do You know anyone that is AGING ?

Can we stop the aging process?

We are all aging day by day…

Preparation Prevents Poor

Performance

3540.2

54.6

71.5

8086.7

0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050

In M

illio

ns

Population Aged 65 and Over: 2000 to 2050

Life ExpectancyLife Expectancy• The US life expectancy if 77.5 years• The longer you live; You add years

• Examples: If you reach 65, you can expect another 18.4 years (83.4) If you reach 75, you can expect another 11.8 years (86.8)

Women tend to live longer 75 year old women can expect to reach 87.6 75 year old man can expect to reach 85.5

These are only average…Not the rule!!!!

Center for Disease Control

HOW SOME PEOPLE FIGHT HOW SOME PEOPLE FIGHT CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH AGINGAGING??

CHANGE HAIR

SURGERY

CHANGE WHAT THEY WEAR

BUY SPORTS CARS

BECOME FRIENDS WITH YOUNGER

PEOPLE

Things to improve YOUR quality Things to improve YOUR quality of lifeof life

ExercisingEating HabitsSleepingRegular check-up with your

doctor

BEST CHANGES ARE….BEST CHANGES ARE….

GET ENOUGH SLEEP

CHANGE YOU DIET OR WATCH WHAT YOU EAT

REGULAR EXERCISE

MEDICARE ALPHABETMEDICARE ALPHABETMEDICARE PART A (Hospital Insurance)

Part A is hospital insurance that helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care

MEDICARE PART B (Medical Insurance)

What Is Part B (Medical Insurance)? Part B helps cover medically-necessary services like

doctors' services, outpatient care, home health services, and other medical services. Part B also covers some preventive services. Check your Medicare card to find out if you have Part B.

MEDICARE ALPHABETMEDICARE ALPHABET

MEDICARE PART C Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are

offered by private companies approved by Medicare.

MEDICARE PART D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage)? Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance run by an insurance

company or other private company approved by Medicare. There are two ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage

800-633-4227 (800-MEDICARE) www.medicare.gov

SCREAMSCREAM

I LOVE MYSELF!

I LOVE MYSELF!

The Aging ProcessThe Aging Process

SkinMuscles and BoneHeart and

CirculationRespiratoryDigestive SystemReproductive

SystemNervous System

VisionHearingTouch and

DexterityBalanceTasteSmellPhysical beingMental beingEmotional being

Brief Descriptions of Brief Descriptions of ChangesChanges Skin – becomes thinner, drier, tougher, and

wrinkled; less fat under the skin which results in becoming more sensitive to heat and cold

Muscle – become weaker and strength decreases

Bone – become more brittle and more likely to break, especially women

Heart and Circulation – Blood vessels become thicker from cholesterol deposits, which makes the blood circulation difficult

Brief Brief DescriptionsDescriptions of of ChangesChanges Respiratory- lungs are not as elastic and

cannot hold as much air, which leads to

a shortness of breath

Digestive System- most problems will result from poor eating habits; a longer time is need for ingestion

Nervous System- slowing of nerve cells in the brain result in slower

reflexes and reactions

Brief Description of Changes Vision- the lens and pupil size will change, sharpness and

judgment of depth /height of objects will

decrease Hearing- ~30% of all seniors will experience significant

hearing loss Touch and Dexterity- hands are not used with as much

ease and accuracy

Balance - slower movements, poor posture, dizziness Taste and Smell – Taste buds decline, common smells are

difficult to identify

Exercise- walking, stretching, dancing, chair exercises

PREVENT FALLS IN YOUR HOME…

Install night lights in hallways Install Grab Bars in Bathrooms No-slip mats in bathtub or shower Remove throw–rugs Move furniture from the center of rooms Bring items to lower shelves Avoid leaving doors to closets open Avoid bed covers reaching the floor

DOCTOR CAN ASSIST WITH FALL PREVENTION

CHECK THE STRENGTH OF YOUR LEGS MONITOR THE TIME IT TAKES TO GET OUT OF A CHAIR TURN AROUND WHILE STANDING REVIEW MEDICATIONS THAT AFFECT BALANCE

CHECK YOUR VISION

Females 60s+Exercise under doctor’s supervisionContinue Pap Test (Cervical Cancer)Continue annual mammogramsColon Screening (50+)Visit Dentist 1 or 2 times a year

(50+)Hearing loss increases after 50Regular Eye exams to prevent

injuries Increased risk of Glaucoma (65+ and

African American)

Males 60+Males 60+Exercise under doctor’s supervision2007, ~ 2,030 cases of breast

cancer will be diagnosed in menVisit Dentist 1 or 2 times a year

(50+)Hearing loss increases after 50Regular Eye exams to prevent

injuries Increased risk of Glaucoma (65+ and

African American)

Thank You

ENJOY YOUR LIFE, IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD!!!


Recommended