Ageing Well Conclusion

Mrs Browning comes to see you a year later for a routine check-up. She has moved suburbs and is now living in a retirement village - primarily for the community atmosphere and fabulous social life. She is still well and active and has recently met a new man, Charles, who is 15 years her junior and enjoys similar interests.

A few things to consider after completion of this module…

1. Reflect upon ageing well issues. How can you assist people to age well, to maintain physical and social activity and maximise quality of life? What multi-disciplinary care team members might be able to assist in this?

2. Take some time to think about what you consider to be the most important aspects of fostering positive attitudes towards ageing and overcoming prejudices towards elderly people.