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Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 3350
Kathy Broderick

Lecture 2 9/12/2013 6:34:00 AM ADL- Activities of Daily Living Toileting- (are they able to toilet, do they need a diaper, assistance?) Washing- (Hygiene, bathing, will they slip and fall?, cutting toenails (footcare) does arthritis prevent the to cut their nails?, shopping for food and preparing it, can they feed themselves, do they remember to eat? -> this ADL is often the downfall of elder people Dressing- can they do up their shoes?, put on their clothes?, dress appropriately? Transition- Can they move around from bed to chair, walk around etc. Functional independence Seniors being able to do the activities of daily living that will allow as great a level of independence as possible, regardless of diminished physical or mental resources -Do they become independent? Active living Any physical, social, mental, emotional or spiritual activity that supports individual well-being and quality of life. It emphasizes the links between mind, body, and spirit and the interaction of people with others. Historical approaches to aging Hunting and Gathering Society- elderly @ age 20-25, were of high status. If they became a burden would be looked upon and should take their own lives or should be abandoned by their own families. Agri
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