Describe what we currently understand to be ‘normal’ cognitive ageing.
2. Identify some implications of growing knowledge from research about neuronal plasticity and about the benefits of physical activity for the health and wellbeing of older people.
3. Discuss the importance of transport and physical mobility in relation to the older person who is the subject of your case study.
4. Basing your choice on this person’s interests, strengths and needs, identify three health promoting activities which may be of benefit to the subject of your chosen case study and explain why you believe these may be meaningful and of value to this person; note physical, social, cognitive and psychological benefits.
5. Select a service from the Australian Government Department of Social Services Ageing and Aged Care website (http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ ) which may be appropriate for the subject of your case study and identify both potential benefits and any potential risks or negatives in relation to the use of this service by this person.
NOTES : Q5. In answering this question please choose Help in the Home – Home care packages from the website (http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ ) Discuss Aged Care Assessment through to service implementation for both Joan and Norm
6. Research your local area for a community group or activity which may be appropriate for this person and justify your choice.
NOTES: Q6. In answering this question please see attached document – Dementia Eyres House. This is a planned activity Group. Please discuss in terms of meaningful engagement for Norm and respite for Joan .
7. What barriers may there be to implementing the activities suggested in 4 and 6 and how could you encourage the person to take up these recommendations?
8. What have you learned in this subject which you will be able to use in practice with older people?