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  • Gerontology Reflection

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    Upon starting this Gerontology course, I was overwhelmed with the course expectations, having to complete an Older Adult Review project, weekly discussion board posts and comments with precise APA format (which I was horrible at) and lots of supplemental reading to fulfill the learning outcomes of this course. Nevertheless, I overcame all those obstacles and have obtained newfound knowledge of what it is like to age, firsthand, coming from one of my favorite patients which has cleared many of the

  • Characteristics Of Critical Gerontology

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    the characteristics that comprise the area of critical gerontology and how it differs from mainstream gerontology in relation to the formation of government policies. With reference to four of the readings from the course, the guest lecture by Lucy Marco, and the film “For the Next 7 Generations,” discuss how they highlight and inform critical gerontology, and what they provide for policy and an aging population. While mainstream gerontology is simply “the study of the aging processes and individuals

  • Is Gerontology A Multidisciplinary Study?

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    Gerontology is a multidisciplinary study. We cannot study aging based on a few simple factors. There are many different variables that go into how a person ages. Everyone comes from a different background, different genetics, and goes through different life experiences. This is why no one person can be aged using the same method. The most common way people measure age is through chronological age. Chronological age is simply counting the amount of literal years a person has been alive for. This method

  • Gerontology Research Papers

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    reinforced through the media. Several components are examined in this study to include attitude, experience, and knowledge in order to have a better understanding of how to recruit social workers into this specialized field. The characteristics of the gerontology

  • The Pros And Cons Of Gerontology

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    Aging is a universal phenomenon and humans are no exception. Gerontology deals with the psychological, social and biological aspects of aging process. A recent study shows that people aged 85 years and older are expected to augment from 5.3 million people to 21 million as the world reach 2050. In today’s world Gerontology has an enormous role to play so that the senior citizens could be analyzed and their needs may be addressed with compassion and empathy. As part of the course requirements, I had

  • Gerontology Interview

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    Interview Paper My grandfather recently passed away 6 months ago. So I have personally witnessed my grandmother go through the grieving process as well as deal with her own sickness. Unfortunately my grandmother will have to enter a nursing home because my mother can no longer tend to her needs. This is a difficult time for my family because my grandmother doesn't want to go into a nursing home, but she requires 24/7 care. For my interview I chose the neighbors mother who’s situation, age

  • Gerontology Case Study

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    Comprehensive Scholarly Paper Gerontology is the scientific study of old age, the process of aging, and the particular problems of old people. With maturation the elderly suffer from age-related changes that effect their overall health and day to day living. Even those these changes provide limitations that can be lived with, these changes can also exacerbate many medical conditions. The elderly client I decided to evaluate, a 76 year old african american female, that has a past medical

  • Examples Of Ageing And Gerontology

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    Section 3-Ageing and Gerontology Ageing has been defined as the collection of changes that render human beings progressively more likely to die (Medawar, 1952). In short it is the process of changes, which can be physical, psychological and social that results in a person becoming older. These changes are often seen across early years, middle years and later years. The aging process happens during a person’s lifespan. We will all involved in this process and no one can escape from it. When

  • Gerontology : Aging And Old Age

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    The study of aging and old age is referred to as Gerontology (Stuart- Hamilton, 2011, p. 1). The study of Gerontology is concerned with the changes, which affect older adults (Stuart- Hamilton, 2011, p. 1). The main role of Gerontology is to not only explain the aging process, but to also improve older adults lives and experiences (Stuart- Hamilton, 2011, p. 18). Gerontology is interdisciplinary and there are three main disciplines, which are considered to be the essential foundations of the study

  • Gerontology Agencies within Georgia

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    Section I. Food Insecurity Aging Society: The United States is experiencing social issues related to food insecurity and hunger. Current research states that older adults are especially vulnerable to food insecurity. In a study published in the Journal of Urban Health states, “Among the 14.6% of American households experiencing food insecurity, approximately 2 million are occupied by older adults” (Chung, Gallo, Giunta, Canavan, Parikh, & Fahs, 2011, p. 1). Since the year 2011 the Athens Community