Assignment 6.1: The Aging Adult

Step 1: Using the information from your textbook, power point presentations, and the Internet; write a one to two page paper on the following topic:

Think about any individuals you currently know who are in late adulthood. 

  • Discuss the physical changes that occur in late adult hood
  • Explain the cognitive changed that occur in late adult hood.
  • Examine and discuss and socioemotional changes that occur in late adult hood.

Discuss your perception of Middle Age. ORDER NURSING COURSE WORKS HERE

  • When do they think middle age is? 
  • How long does it last? 
  • What should people be able to do physically and cognitively at this time of life? 
  • What are their limitations due to being “middle aged?” 
  • What do they think people in this stage of life experience emotionally, socially, and sexually? 
  • What are their biggest concerns about reaching this stage of life? 
  • What do they most look forward to about reaching this stage? 
  • If you are in or have experienced this stage of life, share how your thoughts may have changed.

Discussion 6.1: Perception of Middle Age

Discuss your perception of Middle Age. 

  • When do they think middle age is? 
  • How long does it last? 
  • What should people be able to do physically and cognitively at this time of life? 
  • What are their limitations due to being middle aged? 
  • What do they think people in this stage of life experience emotionally, socially, and sexually? 
  • What are their biggest concerns about reaching this stage of life? 
  • What do they most look forward to about reaching this stage? 
  • If you are in or have experienced this stage of life, share how your thoughts may have changed

Discussion 6.1: Hunger and Obesity in the United States

Identify important nutrition-related health problems facing people who live in the United States.

  • Determine and discuss any possible ways to alleviate the hunger and obesity problems in these countries
  • Include what kinds of barriers interfere with implementation of these solutions

Assignment 6.1: Food-Bourne Illnesses

Step 1: Using the following scenario, complete the case study.

During Spring Break, Angela, Bridgette, and Laura went to a small Mexican town near the Gulf of Mexico. On Friday night, the girls went to a restaurant. Angela and Bridgette shared a pizza with ground beef, refried beans, cheese, and some vegetable toppings. Laura ate a large portion of chicken fajitas. After dinner, Laura brought her leftover chicken fajitas back to the hotel and stored them in the rooms refrigerator. Saturday morning, the girls ate bagels and fresh fruit. For lunch, the girls stopped at a deli. Angela had a spinach salad with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and poppy seed dressing. Bridgette had a shrimp salad sandwich on a toasted multigrain roll. Laura had a bowl of seafood gumbo soup. The young women were having so much fun that evening, they didnt have time for a sit-down dinner, so they each ate a hot dog from a street vendor. When they returned to the hotel later that evening, they were a little bit hungry, so they shared Lauras chicken fajita leftovers after reheating them in a microwave. Between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, Angela and Bridgette each woke up feeling nauseous and bloated. They spent most of Sunday sick with vomiting and diarrhea. Angela also had a very bad headache and chills. Laura felt fine, but she was stuck in the hotel room taking care of her sick friends all day.  

Step 2: In a 1-2 page paper, discuss the following:

  • Determine what food(s) you think could have potentially been the source of Angela and Bridgettes food-borne illness.  Explain your reasoning.
  • Identify potential sources of food-borne illness for each of the meals the girls ate over the weekend.   
  • Based on their symptoms, suspected food source(s), and the time of onset, analyze which microorganism(s) were most likely to have been responsible for their illness. Use references to support your claims.
  • Discuss any precautions that Bridgette and Angela could have done differently to prevent developing a food-borne illness. Explain your answer.

Week 6 Discussion

Watch the video below in which Robert Ahdoot presents his approach to conquering math anxiety. In the middle of the video, Ahdoot provides his specific approach and examples that illustrate how he teaches math. After viewing the video, answer the questions below:

Considering your history with math, assess Mr. Ahdoot’s method of teaching:

  • Do you think you would have benefited from his teaching approach when you were in middle/high school? Why or why not? Explain and support your answer.
  • Do you think that Mr. Ahdoot’s approach actually addresses the root issue of math anxiety? Why or why not? Explain and support your answer.