Making some simple changes to your home could make it more comfortable for you. Find out more about the changes you can make at home, the equipment available and the help your local council might be able to give you. From making meals to getting up and down the stairs, try these practical steps to make your home work for you. Telehealth and telecare equipment can help you stay in control of your health and wellbeing at home. She was very helpful and has suggested we get some grab rails and a bath seat. We offer support through our free advice line on Lines are open 8am-7pm, days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over local Age UKs.
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Teaching strategies to consider for older adults
Health promotion is an important activity throughout the life span. Older adults are not too old to stop smoking, start exercising, or change their diets. One of the greatest challenges is to dispel misconceptions about health promotion among older adults.
According to the census, there are currently 43 million adults who are 65 or older, with the numbers projected to reach 70 million by That initially seems like a jackpot, but you should first arm yourself with special training considerations for this population. First, age changes various structures and numerous systems within the body, and your approach to strength training needs to adapt to these changes. In a study published in Disability and Rehabilitation , people in their 80s have 40 percent less strength than people in their 20s. By the fifth decade, however, we begin to see a gradual decline. In fact, research has shown that skeletal muscles, in particular type II fibers, change with age. If we help them work on leg strength particularly in hamstrings and gluteus maximus and gait mechanics, we can help them reduce the risk of falls and improve their quality of life. It also reduces blood pressure and improves blood flow, and those are just a few benefits. Bottom line, we know strength training matters, but they may not be interested in bigger muscles. To put this in terms that matter to them, we need to focus on helping these aging clients regain their quality of life.
Skip to content. Introduction In the last teaching tip we looked at how to adapt materials for mixed ability groups. This is the most common type of adaptation that teachers have to do.