What I Learned About The Elderly

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There are many changes that happen to people once they reach the age of sixty-five. They are now classified as the elderly and possibly grandparents. Aging has many benefits, such as retirement, but has some disadvantages as well, such as decreasing in health. These aging concepts and theories will be explained in further detail using my own personal experiences and references to the Family Life Now Textbook, including the two types of aging, elderly statistics, normative age-graded influences, ageism, sexual functioning and frequency and formal grandparenting. 1. What I learned about the elderly that I did not already know are some statistics from the Family Life Now textbook which include that there are thirty-five million adults over…show more content…
I do not think the location of my home would become an issue because I would make any necessary changes, in location, in order for my mom to have a home. 5. If my mom lived with my family and I, I would have a separate bedroom available for her, but would let her choose wherever she would like to sleep because she has back problems and likes to sleep on the couch sometimes. My mom is very tidy and hardworking, so I do not think it would be necessary for me to have to set some ground rules for her living in my house. My mom is also very helpful and would provide me any assistance with the house or family schedule, such as picking up the children from school. 6. What I look forward to after the age of sixty-five is all the leisure time, retirement money, and the opportunity to travel whenever, wherever, and for however long I want. I also look forward to spoiling my grandchildren, telling them past experiences, and teaching them about life. What I am not looking forward to after the age of sixety-five is not being able to physically do some of the things I love doing now, such as morning runs and workouts, not having the amount of energy and strength as I do now, loosing my body figure, and cramps becoming more frequent. Some examples from Baltes’s, Lindenberger’s, and Straudinger’s normative age-graded influences that I am also not looking forward to after the age of

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