Aging and Homecare
Annotated Literature Review
Fernandes, L. and Paúl, C. (2017). Editorial: Aging and Mental Health. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9.
In this article, the authors focus on examining how the aging population or rather, older adults are vulnerable to mental disorders. According to the article, old age is a global concern due to numerous issues and problems inevitable to the aged. As the aging population increases globally, the degree and need for mental health care for psychiatric disorders in older people. Aged people often go through psychological disorder at their old age. The relation between mental health and aging makes the article relevant in this study.
World Health Organization. (2018). Gender and Ageing. [Online] Available at: http://www.who.int/ageing/gender/en/ [Accessed 29 Jun. 2018].
World Health Organization (WHO) provides a statistical review on gender and ageing. The concept of aging involves different functions and structures. Contrary to common stereotypes, human aging is not just increase of height, or even the improvement of the ability possessed by an individual. It is a process that is more complicated and follows a series of structures and functions. The article claims that human body can never be considered to be static. It is in constant change, both physically and psychologically. This aging is denoted by two main processes in the life span of any human including growth and atrophy. Despite the existence of atrophic changes in the early aging of the human body, the process of growth dominates this period. Latter, in the late adulthood part of life, the process of atrophy is dominant.
Ferrucci, L., Gonzalez‐Freire, M., Fabbri, E., Simonsick, E., Tanaka, T., Moore, Z. … & de Cabo, R. (2020). Measuring biological aging in humans: A quest. Aging Cell, 19(2), e13080.
Ferruci et al. (2020) conducts a research that provides biological strategies for detecting and determining aging in humans. Biologically, the older adults can be distinguished using their biological properties and features. According to the findings, it is essential to analyze the biological features of humans to distinguish the aging population, which is crucial and relevant to this study for detecting the aging population.
Wulff, D. U., De Deyne, S., Jones, M. N., Mata, R., & Aging Lexicon Consortium. (2019). New perspectives on the aging lexicon. Trends in cognitive sciences, 23(8), 686-698.
The study focuses on the modern and current perspectives that are related to aging in older adults. According to the authors, cognitive aging has improved and advanced the semantics and linguistics in a life span on aging population to understand the mental lexicon. The article is relevant to this research since it studies the mental repository of conceptual and lexical perspectives.
Völter, C., Götze, L., Dazert, S., Falkenstein, M., & Thomas, J. P. (2018). Can cochlear implantation improve neurocognition in the aging population? Clinical Interventions in Aging, 13, 701.
In this article, the authors seek to determine whether or not the neurorecognition in older adults can be enhanced and improved using cochlear implantation. According to the study findings, the authors found out that cochlear implantation plays a vital role of improving the cognitive skills in the aged population by reducing the impaired hearing. Also, the authors concluded that cochlear implantation improves both the life quality and the speech perception.
McPake, B., & Mahal, A. (2017). Addressing the needs of an aging population in the health system: the Australian case. Health Systems & Reform, 3(3), 236-247.
McPake & Mahal focuses their study on the health systems and reform in attempt to study how the needs of the older adults or aging population should be addressed in a health care system. The authors conducted a systematic review of an Australian health case study to understand how the health system addresses the needs and concerns of the aging population. According to the case, the health systems in Australia addresses the issues of aging as health concerns by providing care homes and organizations that are based on taking care of the aged population especially, the ones suffering from delirium.
WING, E. J. (2017). The aging population with HIV infection. Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, 128, 131.
While aging is regarded a health concern, older adults often experience difficulties in life including a possible mental disorder. As such, the authors in this article conducted a study to determine the aging population living with HIV worldwide. From their findings, a global estimate of 3.6 million older adults above 50 years old are infected with HIV. Recently, other studies proved that 10% of the older adults in low-income and middle-income living with HIV are not less than 50 years old.
Lakin, K. C., & Burke, M. M. (2019). Looking forward: Research to respond to a rapidly aging population. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 44(4), 280-292.
According to Lakin & Burke (2019), aging population with disability disorders faces numerous shortcomings as they age. As such, the authors conducted a systematic study to investigate the response of aging people with disabilities. Such responses include planning for a preference lifestyle in future, securing services, accessibility and support to cope with disability. Ensuring support from family and friends, maintaining health, as well as avoiding loneliness and depression.
Naja, S., Makhlouf, M. M. E. D., & Chehab, M. A. H. (2017). An ageing world of the 21st Century: a literature review. Int J Community Med Public Health, 4(12), 4363-9.
In this article, the authors conduct a qualitative study by reviewing some literal works on previous studies related to ageing in the 21st Century. As such, the authors discovered that the worldwide aging population is expected to rise to 1.4 billion by 2030 and subsequently, a rise to 1.5 billion by 2050. According to the findings, ageing has relevant impacts on economy, social security, policies, society, and health care deliveries among others.
Buch, E. D. (2018). Inequalities of aging. New York University Press.
Buch (2018) makes a decision to study the inequalities of aging. As such, the author focuses his study on the gender inequalities in aging. Growth does not stop, since the growth of tissues and cells is experienced. These two processes are responsible for the cyclic nature of human aging. It is seen that in the early years, aging of competences is experienced, a process that disappears, only to reappear again much at a later age. The later age is adulthood, which is categorized into early, middle and late adulthood.
Lazar, A., Thompson, H. J., Lin, S. Y., & Demiris, G. (2018). Negotiating relation work with telehealth home care companionship technologies that support aging in place. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 2(CSCW), 1-19.
In provision of health care delivery for aging population, a system known as telehealth home care is increasingly becoming popular in remote care and monitoring of older adults. In this research, the authors focuses on investigation of teleoperators health care delivering. From their findings, a mismatch and a huge difference between the design and conception of delivering health care with the patient’s needs and preferences in the usage of the systems.
Yang, G., Pang, Z., Deen, M. J., Dong, M., Zhang, Y. T., Lovell, N., & Rahmani, A. M. (2020). Homecare robotic systems for healthcare 4.0: visions and enabling technologies. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics, 24(9), 2535-2549.
Yang et al. (2020) focuses their study on the 4th revolution of healthcare technology also known as the Healthcare 4.0. As a result of the revolutionary technology, emergence of more advanced methods of healthcare delivery including home care robotic systems, and cyber-physical systems is increasingly improving efficiency and effectiveness in homecare.
Johnson, S., Bacsu, J., Abeykoon, H., McIntosh, T., Jeffery, B., & Novik, N. (2018). No place like home: a systematic review of home care for older adults in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 37(4), 400-419.
In the study, the authors seek to investigate the home care systems in Canada. As such, the article reviews previous studies on home care for older adults within Canada. From their findings, Canada is one of the top home care givers for aging population in the entire globe. Home care premises are provided with qualified nurses to care for the aging population. The homecare ensures that all older adults in Canada have a home where they receive adequate health care.
Martin, L., Ouellette‐Kuntz, H., & McKenzie, K. (2017). The power of population health data on aging and intellectual and developmental disabilities: reactions of knowledge users. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 14(4), 268-278.
In this article, the authors utilizes the reaction of knowledge users to explore and describe the finding and impacts of practice and policy. From their study, no evidence-based data is accessible or available related to aging, intellectual, and disabilities. Additionally, health care and practices workers have mutual understanding for the us…
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