International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2019)
Prevalence of cognitive impairment among elderly residing in old age homes
Aging is a universal process of life growth and experience. Aging population is increasing in number and proportion all over the world. The aging of the world's population is the result of the continued decline in fertility rates and increased life expectancy. The more developed regions of the world has been leading with a highest number of aging population since the beginning of this century. In other parts of the globe, aging population have also been accelerating.
These changes are now occurring at an unprecedented rate, according to The State of World Population 1998, a report released by the United Nations (UN) Population Fund. Societies are now faced with meeting the need of the elderly in order to provide more equity between generations. We can safely say that never before in human history has this kind of explosion happened.
Objective: To identify the cognitive impairment among the elderly.
Material and Methods: Quantitative approach was adopted to assess the cognitive impairments among elderly in old age home.
Results: The results showed mean value of 5.15 and a standard deviation of 0.671 in the mean value was 4.65 and standard deviation was 0.587.
How to cite this article:
S Anitha. Prevalence of cognitive impairment among elderly residing in old age homes. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(1): 20-22.