Aging is a process that occurs in a unique manner with each individual. It is a multi-dimensional process in which the individual's functional and health status are influenced by a variety of genetic, environmental, and cultural factors. These factors, in turn, can result in physical, psychological, and social changes.
The changes associated with aging may affect learning. Healthcare professionals should adapt educational approaches to meet the health teaching needs of the elderly. Teaching the elderly may be viewed by some health professional as a futile task; more of a formality than of actual benefit to the patient.
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