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Unformatted text preview: Changes as we age o Mental illness Often present Depression = #1 o Adaptive capabilities o Sometimes we see personality changes Continuity theory would disagree-Social aging o Lots of theories o Disengagement theory Basically as you get older you should disengage from society Remove yourself from parts of society Prepare themselves for death o Age norms o Age deviance o Age stereotypes o Aging enterprises o Age passing Demographics-Average life span o Increasing-Centenarians-Population pyramids IF YOU ARE A FEMALE 18 + YOU HAVE AN 89% CHANCE OF BECOMING A CAREGIVER to a parent You cannot diagnose Alzheimer’s till death So now we call it dementia of the Alzheimer’s type...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 250 taught by Professor Bluhmmorley during the Spring '08 term at Calvin.
- Spring '08