Independence Elderly In Fulfillment Activity Everyday During the Pandemic With Support Family

Authors

  • Arga adriansah
  • Fitania safitri

Keywords:

Family Support, Elderly Independence

Abstract

Aging is a process of the body's ability to slowly disappear due to decreased ability of body tissues to maintain their normal functions. This aging body will then be followed by various health problems related to degenerative diseases 1. The percentage of Indonesian elderly has roughly doubled in the last 5 decades (1971-2020), namely to 9.92% (26 million). Meanwhile, according to data from the Gorontalo Provincial Health Office, there are 123,617 elderly people and the largest number of elderly people in Gorontalo district, namely 41,875 people 5. One of the changes that occurs in the elderly is cognitive impairment. The brain as a complex organ, the center for regulating body systems and the cognitive center is one of the organs that is vulnerable to the aging process. Among the elderly, cognitive function decline is the biggest cause of inability to carry out normal daily activities, and is also the most common reason that causes dependence on others to care for themselves (care dependence) in the elderly.

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Published

2024-02-19

How to Cite

Arga adriansah, & Fitania safitri. (2024). Independence Elderly In Fulfillment Activity Everyday During the Pandemic With Support Family. International Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1(1), 32–42. Retrieved from https://international.arikesi.or.id/index.php/IJHSB/article/view/4