Primary Concern: In this section, you will continue to analyze the chosen primary concern, drawing connections between the concern and the well-being of an individual, as well as identifying both factors that put the aging population at risk with respect to the chosen concern as well as protective factors with respect to the concern. A. Concern Impacts Well-Being: Explain how the identified primary concern impacts the overall well-being of the aging population, supporting your explanation with evidence. Consider how the concern impacts the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of the aging population. In other words, discuss how the concern impacts the well-being of the population. B. Well-Being Impacts Concern: Explain how the overall well-being of individuals in the aging population might affect how the individuals are impacted by the primary concern, supporting your explanation with evidence. For example, if an individual is physically active, he or she may have a decreased risk of acquiring a chronic illness. In other words, discuss how individual lifestyles may impact the concern. C. Factors Influence Health: Identify social, economic, and environmental factors that influence the health of the aging population with respect to the concern, substantiating your identifications with evidence. For example, an individual might not have transportation to receive his or her medication or might not be able to afford the medication. D. Protective Factors: Explain how the previously identified factors are protective factors for the aging population with respect to the concern, supporting your explanation with evidence. For example, if the concern is chronic illness, a protective factor would be a support system in place for group exercise, or the ability to afford fresh fruits and vegetables. E. Aging Populations at Risk: Explain how the previously identified factors put individuals in the aging population at risk for physical and mental health complications with respect to the identified concern, supporting your explanation with evidence.
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