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Sociology of Aging
Through the Eyes of Wellness
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_____% of the current population is over the age of 65. What will happen in 2030?
15%; will bump to 24% because of the baby boomers
_____% of all hospitalized patients are over 65 years old. _____% of these are outpatient visits, and _____% of these are home care visits.
40%; 26%; 80%
What caused the baby boomer effect?
the homecoming of all the soldiers fighting at WW2
What is subjective age?
person's perception of their age (how old they feel)
What is perceived age?
other people's estimation of someone's age (how old they act because of others' estimation of their age)
What is chronological age?
length of time that has passed since birth
What is functional age?
physiological health, psychological well-being, socioeconomic factors, and ability to function/participate in activities (how adults function as they age)
What is the preferred definition of age?
Why is there a more positive attitude of the older adult?
there is a realization that aging is not a disease as most older adults report higher rates of satisfaction and quality of life
What are the 3 factors/requirements of successful aging?
1. active engagement with life
2. high cognitive and physical function
3. low probability of disease and disability (genetics)
What is Palmore's quiz on ageism?
a quiz that shows how often you have experienced ageism and in what form
What is the most common form of ageism?
jokes and reading cards that poke fun at older adults
What is the definition of ageism?
prejudice and stereotypes applied to older adults grounded on the basis of age
What is aging anxiety?
fears and worries regarding detrimental effects associated with aging
What is age attribution?
tendency to attribute problems to the aging process rather than pathological and treatable conditions
What is the reality associated with the myth that people should consider themselves 'old' on their 65th birthday?
feeling old is based on a person's health and function rather than chronological age
What is the reality associated with the myth that gerontologists have recently discovered a theory that explains biological aging?
theories about biological aging continue to evolve and there is little agreement on any one theory
In the US, ______% of the care of older adults is provided by their families by helping them do ADLs and IADLs.
About ______% of adults over 65 live in nursing homes.
What is gerontophobia?
fear of aging
What is the reality associated with the myth that in old age, there is an inevitable decline in intellectual abilities?
a few areas of cognitive ability decline in healthy older adults but other areas show improvement
What is the reality associated with the myth that constipation develops primarily because of age-related changes?
constipation is attributed primarily to risk factors such as restrictive activity and poor dietary habits
What is the reality associated with the myth that urinary incontinence is a normal consequence of aging that is best managed by using incontinence products?
in most cases, underlying causes of urinary incontinence can be addressed and a variety of self care methods can be initiated (and can be treated medically)
What cognitive areas may improve in the older adult (2)?
wisdom and vocabulary
Peristalsis _________________ in the older adult.
What are the 5 socioeconomic factors that cause a health disparity?
educational level, English proficiency, health literacy skills, income status, marital status
What does higher educational level improve in terms of aging?
functional age -- studies show it increases life expectancy by 3 years
What does marital status improve in terms of aging?
improves quality of life and outcomes, as married couples have more resources and are available for caregiving for each other
What kinds of questions should you ask older people to facilitate wellness?
those that have to do with quality of life (like what goals do you have for improving your quality of life)
The presence of disability is ____________________. Why?
declining; biomedical advances and better lifestyle choices
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