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.
Sep 05, 2016 · Health promotion targeted to older people differs significantly from that addressing younger generations. This partly stems from the fact that the health of older people is generally less than perfect. Seniors are more likely to be suffering from chronic conditions and multi-morbidities, and their functional capacity is frequently limitedCited by: 10.
Unlike younger adults – who may not see the impact of their negative behaviours until the future– older adults may see immediate and potentially life-threatening effects (100). Ensuring that health messages reach older people in ways that they can accept is essential for changing attitudes and behaviours.
Content source: Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Indentifying Vulnerable Older Adults; Social_govd. Get Email Updates. To receive email updates about Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging, enter your email address: Email Address.
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.