GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed 2.
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Overview of Health and Wellness in the Aging Adult Wellness, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention A strong emergence of the holistic movement is changing the perception of health from the absence of disease to a broader definition of wellness. Wellness is based on a belief that each person has an optimal level of function and.
Promoting the health of older adults is not simply a matter of taking existing guidelines and extrapolating them. This author tells you what's recommended for this age group.