adulthood is a stage in life wereby we have an understanding and acceptance of are selves and begin to feel settlet. In adulthood we continue to learn and develop new skills, knowledge and understanding. Although at a slower pace than in younger people. Many in adulthood make decisions in relation to enployment, where to live, whether to marry or not or whether to have children.
Adulthood is a longer period of time in comparison to all other stages in life. For this reason the physical needs of an adult can vary. This is an important factor in assessing the physical needs in adulthood given the many various levels of physical functioning and physical care needs an individual may have.
Intellectual needs are all the needs an adult requires to keep their brain working effectively. Intellectual needs change as we grow and develope. By adulthood our intellect has developed but we need to use, expand and maintain it. As human beings we are always on a journey of learning and developement and therefore we require our intellect to aid us and help us achieve. As adults we require our intellect which helps us not only with day to day decisions but for continuing education, mental activity motivation and stimulation. is at its greatest.
Social and Emotional
Emotional needs are experienced when we are made feel happy for a particular reason eg affection, good relationships, fulfillment, love and feeling respected. We all like to be liked and loved.
Emotional needs change as we grow and develope. We experience many different emotions in direct response to different situations in our lives..eg happiness and excitement, or saddness and worry.
It is important in adult life to have the ability to cope with many different situations that life may throw at us and respond emotionally as necessary to each different situation. This is something we are all continually learning on a day to day basis regardless of what stage in life we are in. Often we need support and comfort from others to help us with an emotional response.
Social needs are important to an adult. These are the aspects of our life that enable us to develop and enjoy good relationships and freindships with others. We may seek the company of friends relatives and family and attend social functions or activities. Some may choose to observe social activity rather than to participate . However it is important that we all have choice and have a feeling of belonging, identity and social inclusion.