Filtered by: Older Peoples Care <Back to previous page Ageing and developmentby Alison Tarrant. Wherever in the world a person lives, the process of ageing is likely to raise challenges. Most people wish to remain independent as they grow older and to continue to contribute to their families and communities – but the ageing process may bring difficulties with it. In particular, older people are more likely to face financial insecurity, ill health or disability. In many countries most people move into old age after a lifetime of poverty, poor nutrition and ... Caring for older people at homeSome older people remain in good health well into their 70s and 80s. Others may find their physical or mental health becomes less good as they grow older. Older people should be included as important members of the family, regardless of their health. First Aid Heart attacks and strokes[Health] HEART ATTACK What is a heart attack? A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. The lack of blood to the heart can seriously damage the heart muscles. If left untreated, the muscles will begin to die. The medical term for a heart attack is myocardial infarction. Symptoms of a heart attack include: N16 People with special food needsOur food needs change through our lives. In the first few years of life, plenty of foods for building and protecting the body are necessary to build… The changing needs of older peopleA South African Experience by Val Kadalie. ‘In an African setting it is quite unusual to have a home for the elderly.’ While this is very true in the rest of Africa, the South African situation has many differences concerning the care of older people.