HDE_100C_S09_Study_guide_Final - HDE100C FINAL EXAM STUDY...

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HDE100C FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE Living Arrangements/ Informal caregiving 1. The middle life: what factors affect adjustment? 2. What do we know about sibling relationship? Represent the one family bond with the potential to last a lifetime Sisters more likely than brothers to maintain frequent contact with same-sex siblings Characterized by shared history, egalitarianism, increasing closeness – particularly among sisters 3. What do we know about intergenerational assistance? Most intergenerational transfers of resources, especially of knowledge and financial support, go from parent to child Cumulative care demands for developmentally disabled child can be particularly stressful; Parents tend to give more support as the children are establishing careers and families 4. How do widows and widowers adjust? 5. What do you know about remarriage among the elderly? Most choose someone they have previously known Someone with similar backgrounds and interests Long prior friendship Family and friends’ approval Adequate pooled financial resources Personal adaptability to life changes 6. Who is at the greater risk of becoming lonely?
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What is the myth and what is the reality with respect to taking care of the elderly? ? Elaine Brody calls the widespread viewpoint that fewer families are willing to provide care for the frail elderly “Myth of Abandonment”. In fact , more family caregivers provide care for impaired elderly at home than ever before. 8. Who are the most likely caregivers? How does the caregiving affect them? Women in the Middle; Sandwich Generation Women comprise over 70% of family caregivers to chronically ill elders Predominance of women as caregivers seems to be a universal phenomenon in both industrialized and traditional cultures Women do not reduce the amount of assistance given, but rather give up their own free time and reduce work house, thereby affecting current income and future retirement benefits Despite this, many still feel guilty for not doing more 9. Living arrangements: who do the elderly live with? When older people become infirm, it can strain the relationship Many elders receive long-term care in the home of the caregiver Typically the daughter takes caregiver role 10. Who are the people who tend to abuse the elderly? 11. What are the factors that contribute to neglect and /or physical and psychological abuse of the elderly? 12. Who is most likely to receive/not receive care? 13. How does the government assist the caregivers of the elderly? But also indirect financial help through Social Security 14. What are some of the factors that may the caring for the elderly more difficult? Smaller families
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2010 for the course HUMAN DEVE HDE100C taught by Professor Barbarashebolski during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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