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Senior

65+ years old

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Aging out phenomena

As the proportion of seniors is rising from about 13%-25% by 2050, will there be enough people left in the workforce?

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Baby boomers

Born 1946-1964

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Social gerontology

Social, non-physical aspects of aging

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The young old

Aged 65-74, still very active in life

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The middle old

Aged 75-84, still participating in society

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The old old

Aged 85+

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Ageism

Prejudice and discrimination against people on the basis of age, lots of negative stereotypes of elderly people, perpetuated by the media

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Chronological age

Your age based on your date of birth

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Functional age

Observable individual attributes, ex. physical appearance, mobility

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Elder scam

Individuals that actively target elders for scams

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Stages of dying

1. denial, 2. anger, 3. bargaining, ex. asking for divine intervention, cutting a deal with God, 4. depression, sense of loss, loss of yourself, your vitality etc, 5. acceptance
-might not reach all of these stages
-focused on younger individuals with terminal illnesses, critiqued for maybe not applying to elders

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Dying trajectory

We all approach death at different speeds and ways, ex sudden, slow
-3 phases: 1. acute phase, maximum anxiety, a lot of fear, 2. chronic stage, anxiety/fear declines as you face reality, 3. terminal phase, start to withdraw from others, protective mechanism

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Task based approach

The daily activities of those who are in the dying process, making them as much of an enjoyment as they can be

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Hospice

Home like care for those in need who are dying