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Development through the life stages M3

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´╗┐Development through the life stages M3 ________________ In this report I am going discuss how the changes in ageing affect a person?s confidence and self-esteem. Aging is the process the body goes through overtime. Self-confidence focuses on being self-assured. It?s about being positive about yourself. Self-esteem is about how a person evaluates them-self. Ageism Ageing can be looked at differently depending on the person, for example many adults will recognise the needs and respect the older person as they know they will be there one day themselves whereas the younger age group do not really understand older people. Several old people are discriminated and stereotyped by some people as they are looked upon as a problem in society. This could affect a person?s self-esteem and confidence as this fits into the disengagement theory. Maybe the older person may feel forced to disengage due to the discrimination. Memory loss is one of the most common psychological effects of aging. For many people, remembering everyday things becomes more difficult. Memory loss affects short-term memory more than long-term. Losing a partner Losing a partner can be a big shock and heart breaking for a person. This could cause the person to become depressed as it will be a very sad time in their life. The thought of being alone could scare an individual and could make them feel angry because their partner has left. ...read more.

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Which then increases risks of heart disease. The amount of money the person receives will influence their self-esteem, if a person is struggling they may feel embarrassed to ask as they once provided for themselves which will also affect their self-confidence. Increased leisure time Increased leisure time is the total of spare time a person may get. It allows them to get involved in many activities. These activities can help with a person?s physical, intellectual, and social state. The activities will include, walking, table tennis and problem solving. By doing these activities it builds up a person?s self-esteem and their self-confidence because this shows that they are capable of doing a variety of things and will be good for their health as they will feel good about their self and when you feel good about yourself the confidence increase additionally by doing these activities it could stop a person from getting illnesses. Culture, Religion and beliefs All cultures have their own traditions and beliefs which they follow, other people need to take into account these factors. All people should be treated equally and must not feel like they are being discriminated against. This will impact on the way a person behaves, interacts and the food they eat. Not all older people will respect all religions as they grew up in a different society and things have changed very much since then. ...read more.

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Cognitive changes Cognitive problems could cause someone to have low self-esteem because they would be aware of the problems they are having which will then affect how confident the person is. If an individual did activities this would stimulate the brain and may help increase a person?s self-esteem. Musculoskeletal If a person was suffering from musculoskeletal disorder their self-esteem maybe low because they know that they have problems with their muscles, this could reduce their self-confidence stopping them from interacting and socialising with other people. Skin A persons confidence may be low because of the changes in appearance they may not feel very nice which will affect their self-esteem also. Smoking Smoking increases the chance of lung cancer, an older person may continue to smoke because it makes them less stressed however this may affect their confidence because they know its affects their health and also others may not be happy about them smoking because of this and the person knows this. They may not feel good about themselves either and no it is not healthy and can cause problems with their health, if not already but find it hard to stop. Overall this assignment shows how that physical problems and the environment can have a big impact on a person?s self-esteem and self-confidence. The way a person thinks and feels about themselves changes a lot as a person go through the later stages in life. ...read more.

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