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4.19 SOC 200 Extra credit papers are on blackboard - Due on the last day of class COMPRESSION OF MORBIDITY Life expectancy. Not slowly getting sicker until death. You live life to the fullest and then you get sick and die. Life Insurance- 1935 Life expectancy drastically changing over the years. 1900- 47 1930- 60 1980’s- mid 70’s Now getting close to age 80! Number of people living longer also increasing 1965- Social Security Living longer AND healthier. Don’t always go together. Reading in the AGING book- Aging as a time of decay? Elderly used to be seen as slowly falling off. Not supposed to excite/stress/ or over work the elderly. * Retirement- starting by the Europeans. Live a calm no work life style before you die.
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Unformatted text preview: NOW, the elderly are seen to still be working, treated equally, not all are slow and sick. Still should be active and working MUTUALLY DISENGAGMENT- assumption that it is comfortable for the separation of young vs. old All generations actually benefit from the engagement with another generation that differs from their own. Especially with work, it is seen as beneficial. The young can learn from the old and vice versa. ** important with dementia for the old to be engaged with the young—next lecture The elderly should still be active, using muscles and socializing. Less time on medication, dealing with replacements and other negative outcomes that can come with aging....
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