By Nancy Hooyman, Kevin S. Kawamoto, H. Asuman S. Kiyak
Presents Social Gerontology from a number of Perspectives
Aging concerns illuminates cultural, organic, physiological, emotional, cognitive, monetary, and social elements of getting older. an invaluable advisor to various disciplines, this identify is helping readers of all academic backgrounds comprehend the dynamic interactions among older humans and their environments.
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This translates into at least 2 million older lesbians and gay men, which will likely increase to over 6 million by the year 2030 (Fredriksen-Goldsen & Muraco, 2010; Gates, 2010; Institute of Medicine, 2011). Because of the double stigma of being “twice hidden,” some studies suggest that the aging experience is more difficult for LGBT adults, who may experience high rates of social isolation and mental distress; others indicate that lifelong marginalization and skills in managing a stigmatized status may stimulate adaptive strategies to the challenges of aging.
Genetic factors also determine how well an older person copes with disease or other stressors in their lives. This is often referred to as their hardiness. The oldestold are hardy because they have a higher threshold for disease and a lower risk of autoimmune diseases. indd 22 With increases in life expectancy, oldest-old adult children may live with centenarian parents, as in this photo of a 90-year-old daughter enjoying a meal with her 112-year-old mother. die earlier. For example, most of the 600 centenarians studied in Okinawa, Japan, had genetic patterns that placed them at lower risk of autoimmune diseases.
On the other hand, they are likely to bring numerous strengths, such as strong social supports. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Elders The older population is also becoming more diverse in terms of those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults. ” Accordingly, it is difficult to know the size of this population because of limited existing empirical knowledge about them. This has occurred because gerontology research often fails to measure sexual orientation and gender identity, or does so incompletely, in population-based samples of older adults.