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  • Successful Aging Essay

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    Successful aging can be defined in many different ways. Throughout the semester we have talked about many different aspects of aging that help define the success within the process. We have discussed the neurosciences of aging, the physical changes associated with aging, the longevity and intelligence of individuals in relation to their life and abilities while aging, how relationships and work can change as one ages, and how aging affects ones personality. After reading Childhood Misfortune as a

  • What Is Successful Aging?

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    I have never heard the phrase “successful aging” before reading these articles. In, Successful Aging: Perceptions of Adults Aged Between 70 and 100 Years, I appreciated the author’s clarification of aging success as individualized. In society we tend to want to “pidgeon-hole” everyone into neat, defined categories this portrays the value of diversity. Their participants reporting that they “selected activities that best suited their capabilities” and how over time they “compensated for losses” (Knight

  • A Research Study On Successful Aging

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    Successful aging is a complicated and multifaceted concept that varies contextually among individuals, disciplines, and even time. Gerontologists have traditionally considered a person to have aged successfully upon having reached old age with their physical health, mental well-being and spirit still intact. Ultimately, successful aging is a matter of personal perspective, largely influenced by an individual 's values and experiences. Even those within America 's elderly population hold conflicting

  • Successful Aging Among Older Adults Essay

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    Successful Aging Among Older Adults Nicole Clark December 11,2016 In 1990, there were 31.2 million people over the age of 65. (U. S. Census Bureau, 2000). There were 35 million people over 65 in the United States in 2000. This represents a 12 percent increase in only 10 years. The population of people over 65 years of age for 2007 reached 38 million people. With the baby boomers now in the category of 65 and over. The “boomer generation” will continue to swell the proportion of Americans

  • Successful Aging Through Participatory Arts Programming For Older Adults

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    80 is the new 40: Successful Aging through Participatory Arts Programming for Older Adults The United States is in the midst of a major demographic shift. People are living longer which means that the population of older adults, those sixty years and over, is growing. It is projected that by the year 2040, older adults will far outnumber school age children. Older adults are currently healthier and lead more productive lives than ever before, due in part to modern medicine and the new idea of

  • Successful Aging

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    The article, Understanding and Theorizing the Role of Culture in the Conceptualizations of Successful Aging and Lifelong Learning by Maureen Tam (2014), seeks to explore how successful aging and lifelong learning is understood in different cultural contexts, within and between cultures. Tam (2014) articulates that “successful aging and lifelong learning are value-laden concepts that are culturally determined. To this effect, people with different value systems and cultural backgrounds may perceive

  • The Success Of Successful Aging

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    definition of success, successful aging means many different things to different people. While the subject of successful and vital aging can be inspiring and empowering, it undoubtedly requires flexibility and adaptation in response to changes in health and functioning that are quite common as individuals inevitably age. Through formulated theories and suppositions proposed throughout decades in gerontological studies, many agree upon consistencies that exist across chronological aging. However, there are

  • Theory of Successful Aging

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    Theory Of Successful Aging INTERNAL CRITICISM Adequacy: The Flood’s Theory of Successful Aging (Flood, 2005) was developed to addresses a nursing theory for care of the older adult regarding to the lack of nursing theory that offers clearly delineated guidelines for care of aging. Flood’s(2002) unique definition of successful aging among other explanations includes mental, physical, and spiritual elements of the aging person and emphasizing the individual's self appraisal. She used existing knowledge

  • Successful Aging Inventory

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    Maryalice Kozar-Westman, Meredith Troutman-Jordan and Mary A. Nies (2013) investigated the suitability of using the Successful Aging Inventory in an effort to describe successful aging among older adults currently living in assisted living community. Their findings showed that among the differences were those influenced by gender, with females tending to score higher on successful aging. Christina Melin-Johansson, Ulrika Eriksson, Inger Segerbäck and Sara Boström (2014) explored experiences of ageing

  • Successful Aging: A Debate Analysis

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    more important in aging mental or physical health. On one side of the debate is the premise that mental health is the key factor in aging successful. The opposing side holds that physical health is the key factor. Both arguments confirm that the relationship is reciprocal but they differ in regards to which one occurs first. That is, does mental health cause physical decline or vice versa. One of the key arguments for mental health being the important factor in successful aging is a person’s self-perception