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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Essential Question mindmap

The first mindmap, the one on the very top, lists the first two most basic questions"What are the problems the elderly are facing","what special arrangements can be done".
The next two mindmaps elaborate further on both two question like,"How can we help them keep fit" and "How can we make things more barrier free"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

3 Essential Questions

  1. How can growing old be a blessing?
  2. What are the problems the elderly are facing?
  3. What can we do for the elderly?

  1. This is important as we must know what are the advantages of old age
  2. This is important as we must know what are the disadvantages of old age
  3. After knowing what are the advantages and disadvantages so that we can come up with a innovation

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 4
Views of elderly people from interviews

  1. Walking up the stairs
  2. movement is slower
  3. too many stairs
  4. (for wheelchair bound elderly) almost impossible to move around in some places as there are only stairs and 1 or 2 lifts

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 3
views of nurses from interviews
  1. chewing problems. These are caused by loosened teeth, ill-fitting dentures or decreased saliva secretion
  2. Eye problems like failing near vision etc
  3. alzheimer disease

Day 2

Views by several caregivers from interviews

  1. elderly are mostly living alone
  2. they have to deal with the problems of care when ill
  3. most of them do not have medical coverage
  4. many suffering from Alzheimer's disease
  5. many have depression
  6. isolation is commonly faced by the elderly
  7. They are abandoned by their kids
  8. They are single
  9. have financial problems
  10. no one to care for them and their welfare
  11. there is usually no one to share sorrow with them
  12. they have health problems they cannot handle alone
  13. they have no support