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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Anna Walsh

HLTB03H3: Foundations in Health Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Winter 2011 Instructor: Anna Walsh. Term: Winter 2011 Wednesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Lecture Room: Room HW216 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 416-287- 5642 Office: BV 506 Office Hours: Mondays: 2 p.m- 3 p.m. Aging and Health March 92011 Midlife and Aging: Health and Health Care: Ch. 17 and 18. From Hospital and Residential Care Current Events: Misconceptions associated with age and discrimination of the elderly Term coined by Robert Butler =ageism in 1969 Discrimination after the age of 65 Ppl in society will assume there is cognitive impairment associated with aging Mandatory retirement @ 65 has been abolished in Canada Botox injections and the quest for youth; injecting toxins in the body to achieve youth; occurs after the age of 20 to achieve youth Environment that is physically difficult to handle Environment needed that is accessible to ppl of all ages The need for geriatricians Baby boomers retire this year and need resources to help the aging population in Canada Perks of being over the age of 55: no kidnapping, ppl call @ 9pm and wake you, no longer viewed as a hypochondriac North Americans are not getting enough sleep they need; use of electronics in the hour before bedtime is aggravating this matter US sleep foundation conducted this study; pattern of usage of technology--- artificial light exposure between dusk and bedtime, suppresses the release of melatonin which is important for sleep causing the person to stay alert Light being emitted from electronics and used an hour before sleep suppresses melatonin in order to sleep Young ppl from the ages of 13-18 were the most tired 33% ppl of this survey were awakened at night by emails and text messages Ppl claimed who were tired all the time caused problems for them: affecting mood, family life, social life, and work Older adults= affect mood, work, and social life Many ppl will sleep with their cell phones on their bedside table 1
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