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Aging and the Elderly Humanistic Perspectives in Gerontology by Atlantic Highlan

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Published by Humanities Pr .
Written in English


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Number of Pages406
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Open LibraryOL7450180M
ISBN 100391005596
ISBN 109780391005594

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Ageing & Society is an interdisciplinary and international journal devoted to the understanding of human ageing and the circumstances of older people in their social and cultural contexts. It draws contributions and has readers from many disciplines including gerontology, sociology, demography, psychology, economics, medicine, social policy and the humanities. Significant studies related to the elderly have been published in the Duke Longitudinal Studies on Aging, as well as the Baltimore Longitudinal Studies on Aging.   Who Are the Elderly? Aging in Society. Many media portrayals of the elderly reflect negative cultural attitudes toward aging. In the United States, society tends to glorify youth and associate it with beauty and sexuality. In comedies, the elderly are often associated with grumpiness or hostility. The proportion of the population over 65 years of age is increasing steadily in most industrialized countries. In the United States the proportion of elderly people has risen from four percent in to 11 % in , and is projected to be 14% by the year The occurrence of debilitating chronic diseases in the elderly increases with each additional year.4/5(1).

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Benefits & Rights For Older Pennsylvanians. This booklet provides information about aging services available across the commonwealth. Governor's Goals. Government that Works. Provide high-quality supports and protections to vulnerable Pennsylvanians. Government that Works. The study of elderly and the aging helps us understand the society in which we live, and it also alerts us to certain processes and problems that we may experience as we grow into old age. Biological aging refers to the physical changes that accompany the aging process, while psychological aging refers to the psychological changes that occur. About this journal. Journal of Aging and Health (JAH) explores the complex and dynamic relationship between gerontology and health. Peer-reviewed and published 10 times per year, scholars present views and perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines, including Allied Health, Psychology, Public Health, Social Policy and Work, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, . The aging of the U.S. population has significant ramifications for institutions such as business, education, the healthcare industry, and the family, as well as for the many cultural norms and traditions that focus on interactions with and social roles for older people.