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Stress of Aged Elderly:A Review


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Stress is as the result of an interaction between an individual's emotional, intellectual, social and physical resources and the demands on him or her. Argued that stress is a different phenomenon from pressure. Stress is something more than pressure. It carries strong overtones of the breakdown of normal performance. Stress is an inevitable part of living. Most o f the stress symptoms that senior citizen generally face are fear of death, feeling of insecurity and general excitement, fatigue, insomnia, gastrointestinal disturbances, depression of spirits, emotional instability, inferiority feelings, pains and headaches, indecision, intolerance, suicidal pre-occupation, panic states, giddiness and genitourinary symptoms and other physiological disturbances. Therefore, the study aims to review variables such as income and social security, social environment and health status which causes for stress among aged elderly.

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Stress, Income and Social Security, Social Environment and Health Status, Aged Elderly.
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Authors

Shabnam Ansari
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College ofHome Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Tejpreet Kaur Kang
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College ofHome Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


Stress is as the result of an interaction between an individual's emotional, intellectual, social and physical resources and the demands on him or her. Argued that stress is a different phenomenon from pressure. Stress is something more than pressure. It carries strong overtones of the breakdown of normal performance. Stress is an inevitable part of living. Most o f the stress symptoms that senior citizen generally face are fear of death, feeling of insecurity and general excitement, fatigue, insomnia, gastrointestinal disturbances, depression of spirits, emotional instability, inferiority feelings, pains and headaches, indecision, intolerance, suicidal pre-occupation, panic states, giddiness and genitourinary symptoms and other physiological disturbances. Therefore, the study aims to review variables such as income and social security, social environment and health status which causes for stress among aged elderly.

Keywords


Stress, Income and Social Security, Social Environment and Health Status, Aged Elderly.

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