By Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow
Within the coming years, realizing senior electorate should be extra very important than it really is ever been. Are you prepared? getting older, the person, AND SOCIETY introduces you to gerontology in a compassionate method that is helping them and understand how to paintings with them. it really is balanced among educational and sensible discussions, and jam-packed with research instruments. That manner, you will ace the category and be prepared for the longer term!
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Like all stereotypes, positive and negative type-castings of elders emerge from a kernel of truth: older people do become more frail. Depression in later life can be a serious problem—in part because when it is categorized as a natural part of aging it goes undiagnosed and untreated as a mental health issue. The tragedy of stereotyping is that the individual becomes objectified; that objectification is internalized by the older person, and a vicious circle of loss of sense of self ensues. If a retired 78-year-old former CEO of a large corporation is treated by everyone in his environment as being incompetent or slow, that social reflection of who he or she is can profoundly impact his or her sense of well-being.
Haber believes that although select, well-todo elderly had high status in the Puritan days, they did not live in a golden era of aging. Too many not so well-to-do fared badly; they were viewed with scorn and contempt. Haber advises that a careful sociologist or historian must try not to idealize the past, but to recapture reality by examining all of its facets: political, Aging in America 15 historical, economic, and social. Cole (1992) and Quadagno (2008) make the same point as Haber makes, emphasizing that multiple forces, some positive and some negative, shaped life in colonial times.
Your grandparents? What basis did you use for assigning the ages? 2. Close your eyes and imagine yourself growing 10, 20, 30, 40 years older…Continue until you’ve reached “old age” as you imagine it. How old are you? Who is still in your life from your youth? Who is new in your life? Who has passed on? What do you imagine a typical day to be like? 3. What is the “Aging Revolution” discussed in the chapter? How are you affected by it? How is our society affected by it? How is the world affected by it?