Nursing Life span and development

Choose 1 option

Option 1: In your readings this week, there is an extensive discussion on the physical decline that adults in their middle adulthood may likely face. What are some small steps that a 30-year-old patient can take now that can help reduce some of the negative physical consequences that they could experience at 50-years-old? Address at least 2 of the 6 listed:

Substance use, abuse, dependence (caffeine, nicotine, THC, etc.)
Sexual behaviors
Option 2: You are likely aware that a person’s cognitive functioning can affect their social and emotional well-being. For this discussion, you will be responsible for integrating the concepts of chapters 15 and 16. The textbook tells us that the number of relationships may decline in middle adulthood, just as processing speed and working memory may also decline. What are some ways that people can integrate social activities/ make friends or nurture the relationships that they have, while simultaneously improving their cognitive functioning?

Some examples may include activities like:

Dance lessons
Chess clubs, etc.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

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