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Study Guide for SOC200 Spring 2010 What does the term anticipatory dementia mean? (In lecture wed 5/5) Describe the theory of Vital Energy Loss? Is caregiver burden experienced differently between groups of formal and informal caregivers? How do men and women caregive differently? Can men be good caregivers? What is meant by the term “folk medicine” as discussed in the article comparing Navajo and Anglo elders? What are some examples of ageism in the US? (Think employment-related) What are some of the advantages to keeping the elderly in the workforce?
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Unformatted text preview: Does having an older population account for the high cost of health care in the US? Be familiar with the documentary “Young at Heart.” What sorts of Political issues have surrounded Medicare? Why is depression often under-diagnosed and under-treated among the elderly? Does culture matter when we look at how the elderly are treated in different societies? Make sure you remember that we moved readings 1 and 2 [from the Aging text] to this third section of the course....
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