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Chapter 19 Life s Transitions The Aging Process Lecture Outline Copyright 2010 Pearson Education Inc written by Bridget Melton Georgia Southern University Objectives Define aging and explain the related concepts of biological psychological social legal and functional age Explain how the growing population of older adults will impact society including considerations of economics health care living arrangements and ethical and moral issues Discuss the biological and psychosocial theories of aging and summarize major physiological changes that occur as a result of the normal aging process Copyright 2010 Pearson Education Inc Objectives cont Discuss unique health challenges faced by older adults and describe strategies for successful and healthy aging that can begin during young adulthood Discuss death the stages of the grieving process and strategies for coping with death Explain the ethical concerns that arise from the concepts of the right to die and rational suicide Review the decisions that need to be made when someone is dying or has died including hospice care funeral arrangements wills and organ donation Copyright 2010 Pearson Education Inc Growing Old Aging is a pattern of life changes that occurs as one grows older Gerontology is the study of individual and collective aging processes Biological age Psychological age Social age Legal age Functional age Copyright 2010 Pearson Education Inc Successful Aging Avoid serious debilitating diseases and disability Engage independently in most normal activities of daily living Maintain cognitive function Able to cope with physical social and emotional changes Sense of control of their lives Copyright 2010 Pearson Education Inc ABC News Video Seniors Say No to Retirement Seniors Say No to Retirement Discussion Questions 1 What effects do having a purpose and being active have on attitudes toward life wellness and aging 2 Do your parents intend to retire Do you think they should 3 Should older people be forced to stop



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