An Intervention for Older Adults


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An Intervention for Older Adults
It has been argued that the goal of health promotion in the elderly population should be tripartite: to slow progression of disease; to reduce disability; and to identify those individuals who are at especially high risk due to their lifestyle behaviours. Hickey and Stillwell (1991) note that in the older population, years of poor lifestyle choices may have culminated in chronic conditions as a result of lifelong exposure to risks; and that by this stage, it may not be possible to remedy these effects. All that is then left is to slow the progression of chronic diseases, and the disability associated with such progression, and this may be achieved by making changes in life style and behaviours. In this...
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