Special People Become Nurses

In our culture today, nursing is a profession that many aspire to go into because a career in nursing has the reputation to offer many perks. Some of those widely accepted perks include: job stability, lucrative earnings, and the colossal opportunities to impact the lives of others. Yet many that attempt to enter this profession don’t always make it through the intense demands of nursing school, or find that a career in nursing doesn’t turn out to be the best fit for them. For those that do become a nurse, it seems to be their life-long passion; a self-less act of a desire to help others regardless of the “perks” that come along with the profession.

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Transportation, Ageing and Alzheimer's

As the population of older adults has grown over the years, the topic of transportation in relation to aging has become an issue.  Governments in countries throughout the world are tackling social policy issues that address how to improve quality of life for older adults in regards to transportation.

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Why Do We Get "Old"?

If you are like me, you love to study and learn about the many theories related to why we grow old. On the other hand, maybe you are reading this and assume that we age because that is just what happens when we get old! Scientists are busy trying to crack the code to find out what makes us get older. Listed below are some commonly accepted theories.

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What is the National Council on Aging?

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy agency whose mission centers on improving the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged (Prescott, 2009).

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Age Related Sensory Changes

The sensory changes that occur with aging affect one’s vision, hearing, taste and smelling, touch, and pain sensitivity. These sensory changes alter how older adults perceive and interact with the world around them and can cause social isolation.

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