older adult

older adult

A person past middle age, perhaps (but not necessarily) elderly. Now that I'm an older adult, I have all these aches and pains that I never felt before. You don't have to speak loudly to them, you know—not all older adults have trouble hearing.
See also: adult, older
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Gerontechnology: Understanding Older Adult Information and Communication Technology Use
Supported by AARP and published by the Center for an Urban Future, "New York's Older Adult Population is Booming Statewide" shows that the number of people aged 65 and older increased by 26 percent.
Often, however, it is difficult for older adult students to find teachers who are as excited about working with them as they are to start lessons.
Although this needs further exploration, perceived self-efficacy in operating a robot may make older adult users more open to trusting a robot to assist them.
Whether an older adult is seeking treatment for themselves, or a caregiver is researching treatment options for a loved one, potential patients will want to know that their unique needs will be met.
The three nonprofit, community-based organizations--Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service (AJFCS) in West Palm Beach, Florida; The Community Place of Greater Rochester New York; and Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles--are established providers of older adult services in their communities and have embedded authentic voice into their entire practice.
Before implementing STEADI, health care providers in these sites rarely talked to their older adult patients about falls (1,2).
We focused on PA policies that related specifically to the older adult population in general or to Aboriginal older adults in the NWT.
"Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall," says Claye.
This is an extremely important counseling point for any older adult starting an antidepressant, as these patients often stop taking their medication because they think it isn't working.
Recently, the phrase, "joyful learning, forget ageing," has been circulating among senior citizens, implying that participating in learning has become a symbol of happiness among older adults. In Taiwan, older adult education is currently expanding and gaining popularity, becoming this century's new public pedagogy.
13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with incident moderately severe dementia living at home have more medical needs than those living in residential care or nursing facilities, according to a study published online Aug.
[USA], Aug 10 (ANI): Older adults are more likely to condemn and demand punishment for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended, suggests a study.
Synopsis: The purpose of the book, Recreational Therapy for Older Adults is to provide a comprehensive textbook for any college or university teaching an undergraduate or graduate course in recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation for older adults within their curriculum.
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