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Gerontology Exam #1

Chapters 1-6

youngest-old 65-74 years
oldest-old 85+ years
old-old 75-84 years
Centenarians 100+ years
Gerontology Sociology, psychology, reasearch
Geriatrics diseases, Pathology, healthcare
Aging developing of the body through the lifespan
5 types of aging 1. Chronological2.Biological3.Psychological4.Social5. Functional ability
Older adults are esteemed for: 1. Skills and knowledge2.Security from property ownership3.Civil and political power4. information/wisdom control5. needed services provided (ex= childcare)
Modernization Theory (means lower status of older adults)4 Characteristics 1.Health Technology2. Scientific technology3. Urbanization4. increased literacy/education
Alternatives to Modernization Theory -Economics (low vs high income)-Gender differences-Societal norms (American vs. Asian culture) ex= filial piety
Created by: ckhender