First Studies of Gerontology:
o The study of aging has been traced back to ancient scripts of the far east,
the bible, and the greeks.
o Elie Metchnikoff was the first person to use the term Gerontology, at
Pasteur Institute, Paris, France in 1
Aging is simply the process of growing old.
Population ageing is a phenomenon that occurs when the median age of a country
or region rises due to rising life expectancy and/or declining birth rates.
o Real World Example: Asia and Europe are th
In our 30s and early 40s, the level of HGH in our bodies begins to decline. Our
metabolism slows, causing the "middle-aged spread" that so many people try to
avoid. Between the ages of 40 and 65, we see our muscle strength decline, along
Memory and intelligence are not always linked, while elderly people tent to loose
the ability, does not mean that they have lost their intelligence. The brain is
loosing its function that allows it to process things with images (such as peoples
After looking over the syllabus, I am excited to learn about gerontology. Im excited
because I think it is going to be an interesting course and I can learn a lot from this. Before
enrolling in this class, I had little
The first day we went to the knolls for our service learning, I didnt know what to expect.
I had never volunteered at a nursing home before and I was nervous because I didnt know what
to do or what it would b
Going to the knolls has been a great experience for me mentally and physically. Its been
an experience physically because it makes me get out there and do some community service! Not
to mention having fun whil
I have learned a lot of theories and concepts throughout the semester and have had fun
while doing it. I thought that the activities we did in class were helping in the learning of the
material because we got