Growing older brings with it several inevitable physiological changes. Seniors find that their endurance and hearing has declined relative to what it was 20 or 30 years prior. General health issues such as sleep, nutrition, sensory changes, and arthritis are more pronounced. Noticeable shifts in behavior for seniors become apparent. There are many studies being conducted that explore the relationship between changes in the brain and changes in behavior.
The physical and cognitive limitations related to the process of aging can make daily life challenging for many seniors and their families. This is especially true for those individuals who are accustomed to caring for themselves and maintaining their own independence. Many of the seniors who enter long term care nursing and assisted living facilities experience immediate deficits in behavior and cognition as they make the adjustment to their new environment. And if this move was prompted in response to a crisis, such as an impending discharge from a hospital or other health emergency, the senior may angrily lash out at their loved ones and refuse to cooperate with their facility caregivers. From there, mood disorders, depression and anxiety may result.
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