Topics: Old age, Ageing, Gerontology Pages: 2 (453 words) Published: April 15, 2013
Performance Context Relevant to Older Adulthood
As individuals reach older adulthood they realize after years of hard work comes the time to enjoy their successes. Also the thought of retirement comes into effect. The transition from middle adulthood to older adulthood is very important because you should be able to sustain a safe level of healthy activity. Daily physical activity is essential for healthy aging, this is because adults 65 years and older gain substantial health benefits from regular physical activity. With older adulthood many of these individuals face one or more chronic conditions which vary in type and severity. At some point of older adulthood these individuals should experience a loss of physical fitness with age. Furthermore, in order for older adults to receive good health benefits it is important for them to be as physically active as their abilities and conditions allow. Older adults need to exercise so they are able to maintain or improve balance if they are at risk of falling. They should be able to determine their level of fitness. To continue older adults with chronic conditions should understand whether and how their conditions affect their ability to do regular physical activity safely. With older adulthood a variety of changes occur besides physical change they also deal with cognitive changes. This is when neutral and motor speeds are reported to have declined. Researchers actually believe that age related decrease in the working memory is a very important factor underlying poor performance by the elderly on cognitive tasks. Due to the simple fact that dementias are responsible for cognitive defects seen in older adults, they only occur in about 15% of people over 65. In older adulthood retirement comes into play, at the age 65 is the conventional choice for many individuals to retire but however many still work past that age point. Research has found that older adults have been found to be happier in retirement if they...
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