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1

What is life expectancy

The average number of years a person can expect to live

2

The natural tendency for an elder to withdraw or move away from role commitments is called the ________ Theory of Aging.

Disengagement Theory

3

Explain the term "Graying of America"

A shift in the population composition to one with a higher percentage of people over 65

4

The prejudice against the older segment of our society

ageism

5

Define the term stereotype. Give an example

an assumption (usually negative) that influences our attitudes and actions

6

A __________ is the word used to describe a "like aged" group that were influenced by similar experiences and values

cohort

7

Robert Butler described "special characteristics" of elders as a result of having lived a long time. The desire to share accumulated wisdom and knowledge is called the _______ ____________.

Elder Function

8

The study of the social aspects of aging is called___

Social Gerontology

9

The expectations that we (society) has for a person at a specific age is called their________ _______.

Social Role

10

Define functional competence

A person's ability to perform necessary tasks of daily living.

11

The process of reminiscing, self reflection and evaluation is called

Life Review

12

Each person makes decisions,and experiences different events that impact their situations later in life. This is called the ________ ________.

Life Course

13

Meeting the needs of people from most basic to higher level is referred to as ________ ______ ______

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

14

A person's sense of personal worth

Self-esteem

15

A person's sense of SELF and uniqueness, individuality

Identity

16

The right and need for a person to make their own decisions and choices

Self-determiniation

17

Activities that promote expenditure of energy

Physical activities

18

Activities that emphasize group involvement and interaction

Social activities

19

The responsibility of keep client information private

Confidentiality

20

A fundamental belief that influences our actions and decisions

A Value

21

A set of values that directs us as professional to make the right choice

Ethics