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In terms of physical activity,what can a physiotherapist do to help the elderly to improve general health, well-being, independence and thus quality of life?

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In terms of physical activity,what can a physiotherapist do to help the elderly to improve general health, well-being, independence and thus quality of life?

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The report investigates the mechanisms of aging, and their effects on the body and the benefits from being active and living a healthy life, especially related to exercise (Aerobic and strength training, stretching, balance and coordination exercises as well as less conventional activities like Tai Chi). Further, recommendations on howto stay health and fit are explored and elaborated. A nursing home survey was conducted in three different countries is summed up and the outcomes are evaluated in detail, to give an overview of the actual situation in nursing homes in the United States, Holland and Polland. Conclusion: Physical activity and exercise, in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle can have positive effects on general health, well-being, independence and quality of life for the elderly. More education and promotion needs to be done among the elderly and the geriatric health care workers to ensure that more older people can enjoy these benefits.

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
InstituutGezondheid
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Jaar2007
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalEngels

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