Native people have a rich culture that is important when addressing aging and caregiving. For this reason, SDSU Extension has compiled some resources developed by Native People for Native people.
The first article in this series addressed the many myths and negative beliefs around aging. How is it then that these aging misconceptions have become so ingrained in society, without being back by fact? The answer is ageism.
From the moment we are born, our cells are constantly dividing and repairing and breaking down and consuming energy. Like a car or computer, when our bodies are younger they usually run pretty smoothly.
The number of adults with dementia is projected to increase by 25% over the next decade. Providing care to a person with dementia can be very challenging. SDSU Extension created this page to help caregivers.
Do you or a loved one have a difficult time managing your medications? Do you sometimes forget to take them, accidentally take the wrong amount, or get confused on what your doctor prescribed for you? Do not worry if any of those apply to you because there is some good news!
Providing care to a friend or family member with a disability is both rewarding and challenging at the same time. SDSU Extension has compiled these resources about caring for oneself as you provide care to a friend or loved one with a disability.
We have all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”, but research also suggests that we are what we think. As it was mentioned in the previous article, negative attitudes about our older populations and the process of aging can actually impact how we age.
When we provide care to our loved ones, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. The following article contains a number of links to resources for caregivers.
We often talk to teenagers and young adults about sex, going through the ins and outs of protection, consent, and when and with whom they should have it. However, the conversation about sex shouldn’t just end after one conversation or when someone turns eighteen, as it’s not just young people who are sexually active.
We begin aging from the moment we draw our first breath as the miniscule changes that occur each year accumulate gradually over time. Aging is a complicated process that is a product of both biological and social factors.