By Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow

Within the coming years, realizing senior voters should be extra very important than it is ever been. Are you prepared? getting older, the person, AND SOCIETY introduces you to gerontology in a compassionate manner that is helping you know them and understand how to paintings with them. it really is balanced among educational and sensible discussions, and filled with learn instruments. That method, you will ace the category and be prepared for the longer term!

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These findings held after the researchers accounted for other factors that can influence heart disease, including blood pressure, family health history, depression, education, sex, marital status, total cholesterol level, and cigarette use. Absent any detailed understanding of the ways in which age stereotypes may ultimately affect heart health, it’s too early to recommend any preventive programs aimed at altering negative H ave you ever heard the following statements or made them yourself? ” These statements are negative stereotypes.

Respect by the young for the old in our society is not a given. It is not deeply imbedded in the fabric of our society. Some people view the increasing number of older adults as a burden on society, referring to the economic burden of providing care for the unemployed elders who depend on society for financial aid. The number of people 65 and older relative to the working population (those 18–64) is called the old age–dependency ratio. If the population age 65 and older grows faster than the working population, the cost to the taxpayer of providing for the aged population rises.

That means that younger people will be more accustomed to seeing older people with health ranges from outstanding to frail, just as medical advances have allowed younger people with injuries or disabilities to live longer. ing economic burdens, and the need for changes in social policy have resulted. The need to address the issues of an aging nation is upon us. Gerontologists believe that ageism can be ameliorated through education and the changing health and lifestyle of the “new” elderly, who are more healthy and vigorous than the population of elders preceding them.

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