Aging, the Individual, and Society by Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow

By Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow

Within the coming years, figuring out senior voters might be extra vital than it 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 useful discussions, and choked with learn instruments. That method, you will ace the category and be prepared for the longer term!

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I wear my hair the way I did then. . I just saw some slides of myself and was quite taken aback. That couldn’t be me . . (Kaufman, 1987, p. 8). The only way I know I’m getting old is to look in the mirror . .

By Bruce Bower Heart-felt perils await people who hold disapproving attitudes about the elderly, a new study suggests. Young and middle-aged adults who endorse negative stereotypes about older people display high rates of strokes, heart attacks, and other serious heart problems later in life, compared with aging peers who view the elderly in generally positive ways, say Yale University psychologist Becca Levy and her colleagues. “We found that age stereotypes, which tend to be acquired in childhood or young adulthood and carried over into old age, seem to have far-reaching effects on cardiovascular health,” Levy says.

7 years from 1960 to 2006 (AoA, 2008a). A dramatic increase in life expectancy occurred in the 1920s as a result of reduced infant mortality, health care advances, and improved nutrition, although the increase is characterized by ethnic disparities. Racial differences exist, however, in longevity patterns: white males live more than six years longer than African-American males. S. Census Bureau, 2008). S. Census Bureau, International Data Base. 0 Note: The reference population for these data is the resident population.

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