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Physical/Psychological Changes to Hearing During the aging process, there are physical changes that take place. A big change to people over 60 that can affect them physically could be hearing impairment, but about 33% of those 75 to 84, and about half of those over 85, have a hearing loss. Elderly people find it hard to hear high pitch noises, when people are speaking in a place with background noise they can also find this hard to understand. Hearing lost can effect people physically in the mind, because the person who has a hearing problem can become frustrated and embarrassed that they are un able to hear, mainly because they have been able to here well and now they cant. It can cause people to hold back on taking part in a conversation because they might feel they can't understand someone, and may come out with the wrong answer. When people are speaking to them, and the person who can't hear so well is listening they might not hear and keep asking to get them to repeat what they said. As a result to this problem this can cause them to loose friends and family because there frightened to socialise in case they cant hear. For people over 60 being older is bad enough for them which can cause them to lack confidence. Starting to loose your hearing is even worse, this can cause someone to become quit, embossed and feel vulnerable when being in groups. ...read more.

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* Some women don't feel like having sex, whereas others find their orgasms become less intense. * The lack of oestrogen also affects the bladder and you may find you need to pass water more often. * There is a gradual rise in the risk of heart disease and stroke after the menopause. * Falling oestrogen levels result in unfavourable changes in cholesterol and fat levels in the blood, causing a predisposition to these problems. Coronary heart disease What Is it? Coronary heart disease is the UK's biggest killer, with one in every four men, and one in every six women dying from the disease. In the UK, approximately 300,000 people have a heart attack each year. Symptoms If your coronary arteries become partially blocked, it can cause chest pain which is commonly known as angina. If they become completely blocked, it can cause a heart attack. Heart attacks can cause permanent damage to the heart muscle and, if not treated straight away it can be terrible and often cause death and therefore you should be treated there and then. If you have coronary heart disease, you may whiteness palpitations this occurs when your heart beats irregularly, or faster than normal. It is important to realise that heart palpitations are not necessarily linked to coronary heart disease, its best to be checked out by your GP. Heart failure can occur in people with coronary heart disease. ...read more.

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They should take one step at a time and not make to much pain for themselves. To make the muscles stronger nutritional goods are a definite must. Protein isn't the main amount, but you should have an amount of this, carbohydrates are good because it consist of a lot of energy. Almost every nutrient is involved to repair. In health and social care provision this has been researched and there are now different types of ways in helping people to get out more and to do more exercising. Therefore the amount of people with muscle weakness is decreasing. Bone Weakness The skeleton provides support and structure to the body. Joints are the areas where bones come together. They allow the skeleton to be flexible for movement. In a joint, bones do not directly contact each other. Instead, they are cushioned by cartilage, membranes, and fluid, As people get older there are changes to these bones and it makes them weaker. The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae. Between each bone is a gel-like cushion. The trunk becomes shorter as the disks gradually lose fluid and become thinner. The joints become stiffer and less flexible. Fluid in the joints may decrease, and the cartilage may begin to rub together and erode. Minerals may deposit in some joints). This is common in the shoulder. In health and social care provision, people are now told to have different types of calcium filled drink and there are more different drink invented to be more popular. Also the doctor can prescribe you to have tablets to make you have more strength. Biblograpyh http://adam.about.com/encyclopedia/Aging-changes-in-the-bones-muscles-joints.htm http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ http://wikipedia.org/ ...read more.

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