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Sociology of Aging
Human Growth and Development Chp 16 Study Guide
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the more active and involved that older adults are, the more likely they are to be satisfied with their lives.
older adults become more selective about their social networks.
Socioemotional Selectivity Theory
successful aging is linked with three main factors: selection, optimization, and compensation.
Selective Optimization with Compensation Theory
older adults have a reduced capacity and loss of functioning.
it is possible to maintain performance in some areas through practice & use of new technologies.
becomes relevant when life tasks require a level of capacity beyond the current circumstances.
prejudice against others because of their age, but due to increased numbers of people living longer and healthier, stereotypes are being debunked.
health care costs, caring for patients with chronic disease, eldercare.
physical and emotional caretaking of older members of the family.
view that our society is being unfair to its younger members; It raises questions about whether the young should be required to pay for the old.
many older adults are poor, which leads to healthcare problems and concerns about paying medical bills.
making adaptations; keeping up with changes in technology, including internet, email, facebook, paying bills online.
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