Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Jain University, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Ramya Dwivedi, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Jain University, Bangalore, India.
Received: August 26, 2021; Published: September 23, 2021
Healthy and active ageing is one of the prime concerns of psychologists and other mental health professionals. Ageing process can be defined as a natural process leading to generalized disability of functions and failure of adaptive response to stress in the longer run. It makes the individual more prone for any age-related disease. Specific age-related changes like fatigue weak muscles are observed with considerable regularity across time and place because they are developmental. Ageing contributes to bring about a number of changes in different aspects of human life as in ones behavior, attitude, intelligence, ability, physical capacity and maturity. Studies have reported that between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's elderly population is estimated to almost double from about 12% to 22%. The report also states that there is an expected increase from 900 million to 2 billion people over the age of 60. Older people face special physical and mental health challenges which need to be recognized and attended.
There are a number of risk factors that can challenge the active ageing process and lead to certain physical and psychological disabilities. Cognitive impairment is one of the prime factor which affects the functioning of brain by causing memory problems, attention and orientation deficits, language issues etc. These problems are quite common among the elderly and may lead to a number of neuropsychological changes.
The objective of this article is to explore the complexities and challenges of healthy ageing with a major focus on cognitive impairments and dysfunctions.
Keywords: Healthy Ageing; Cognitive Impairments; Challenges of Old Age; Memory; Neuropsychological Changes
Citation: Ramya Dwivedi. “Impediments in Healthy Ageing: A Short Review”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.10 (2021): 49-52.
Copyright: © 2021 Ramya Dwivedi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.