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Preventative Care for the Elderly Population

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Develop exercise programs that would be suitable for the following elder populations:

the chronically ill
postcoronary patients
bedridden or sedentary elders

Choose a topic regarding elder sexuality that you could present during a seminar at local senior center. Develop a detailed outline that includes the objectives you want to achieve and the content you intend to cover during the seminar. Include in your outline explanations of why you chose this particular topic, why you think these particular objectives are important, and how your content is relevant to your objectives.

Choose a particular disease common to older people. Develop a plans for primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention.

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This solution discusses a variety of topics involving preventative measures for common problems amongst the elderly. It suggests an effective exercise program for chronically ill elders, the importance of education on elder sexual abuse in nursing homes, and preventative strategies for Alzheimer's disease.

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One popular exercise program for the chronically ill elderly is a yoga program. Although it is believed that yoga is most popular amongst younger adults, it has many health benefits and is a great source of both physical exercise and meditation (mental health). The elder population are already limited when it comes to workouts as they are incapable of tolerating strenuous exercises due to bone loss, fragility, and often, cardiac problems. When you couple this with having a terminal disease, the options become even more limited. Fortunately, yoga is ideal and has many health benefits for the elderly, both physically and mentally, including: improved flexibility, increased strength, and decreased stress/anxiety.

Chronically ill seniors will most likely be suffering from depression, physical pain, weakness, and fatigue. Although yoga is not a cure for disease, the many benefits that it provides has been proven to alleviate some symptoms and uplift one's mood. "Studies have shown that a structured yoga practice during cancer treatment can radically improve physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Additionally, according to a Harvard Medical School Mental Health Letter, yoga reduces stress and anxiety which in turn reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and eases respiration. What's more, patients who practiced yoga were also less sensitive to pain than subjects who did not, and therefore ...

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