What Is an Elderly Person

An elderly person is a person who has lost his ability to reason like a normal person due to his age, which includes certain defections due to pathologies such as dementia (loss of the ability to think, reflect, reason in real time), nervousness or even  the phobia (fear) of being attacked thus pushing him to develop this protective barrier to supposedly protect himself.  And in front of such a person, it is recommended when assisting him with care, it is necessary:

  1. Attended by two or more people.

 2. If she is able to listen, start a conversation with her to make her hear as I said she reasons with a delay.

 3. If she is in her states, we can leave her until she calms down while reassuring that she is safe

 4. Put out of harm's way everything that constitutes a danger ⚠️ around him.

 5. In case of this nervousness or dementia, we can try to give her (offer) what she likes to drink, eat or hobbie (entertainment or game).

 

  *Note well.  : these constitute practical facts that we live and work with in our nursing homes , home care , rehabilitation centers, .  Thank you 🙏

 

 the risks of vulnerability in an elderly person

 

 Based on this ethical definition of vulnerability, four major risk factors for vulnerability in the elderly are identified in this article: functional dependence, loss of autonomy, social insecurity and limited access to  care.

 

 "Vulnerable people are those whose autonomy, dignity, and integrity are threatened."  Based on this ethical definition of vulnerability, four major risk factors for vulnerability in the elderly are identified in this article: functional dependence, loss of autonomy, social insecurity and limited access to  care.  A clinical vignette relating a situation of mistreatment is presented as an illustration of vulnerability.  A few courses of action to reduce the risk of vulnerability are finally proposed

 

 HOW TO FEED AN ELDERLY PERSON WELL

 

 Everything you need to know about nutrition for the elderly

 

 Contrary to popular belief, nutritional needs do not decrease with age.  They change to respond to changes in metabolism.  To age in good health, it is essential to adopt good dietary practices in order to provide the body with all the nutrients it needs.  What should you focus on in your diet when you are an elderly person?  What should be limited?  What are the benefits of a balanced diet?

 

 Food for the elderly: what should be given priority?

 

 The elderly are very concerned by the risks of deficiencies, undernutrition or even dehydration;  nutritional needs do not decrease with age, but must be adapted in order to avoid certain frequent problems (osteoporosis, digestive disorders or cholesterol).

 A balanced diet allows the elderly person to stay in good health.  There are no “good” or “bad” foods.  The key is to eat varied, quality products (preferably unprocessed), and in reasonable quantities.  A few basic principles

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