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Intro to Sociology Ch.13
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Your grandmother is still very active and loves to get her friends together for bridge on Friday. They always talk about all those old-old people down at the senior center who like to play bingo. About how old are the old-old senior citizens to whom they are referring?
When your mother-in-law fell and broke her hip at age 72, you were concerned because she is still ________________.
No one in the United States can watch the news without hearing about the struggle over Social Security. Which approach has been used in the past to avoid the program's collapse?
It is the comparison of working people to non-working people.
The Madrid Plan
The world population is growing and aging. In an effort to collectively deal with some of the challenges facing the elderly, several countries gathered at a summit. Which plan was the result of this summit?
While visiting your dad at his nursing home, you see an elderly lady sitting at the table with a full tray of food in front of her. She is in a wheel chair and seems depressed. You conclude that she is experiencing:
According to Erik Erikson's theory on aging, what is the final hurdle that most people who reach old age must overcome?
medical ailments trivialized
Which is a social issue that many elderly females discover they are victims of?
Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's book On Death and Dying added much content knowledge to which field?
widows: dn remarry; elderly widowers do
How do elderly widows and widowers react to death of their significant other?
Washington State Oregon Montana
Which three states allow some form of physician-assisted suicide?
Accusing people of DWE (driving while elderly) is considered a type of:
When elderly people are considered elders and leaders of a group of people, they are functioning under a(n):
What causes some caretakers to abuse their elderly charges?
What theory: As people age, they generally withdraw from all forms of society
Some conflict theorists ascribe to the idea that as time and technology move forward, elderly people are left behind and they lose social standing and power. Which specific theory does this describe?
Subculture of aging theory
A symbolic interactionist may choose to study senior centers, and other groups of elderly people. Which theory might they find most useful for their study?