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What is ageism?

Stereotyping and discrimination of people of age

2

What is Erikson's theories of aging?

Integrity vs Despair

3

What does integrity vs despair involve?

Looking back on differences in positive way
Identity --> Generativity --> Ego Integrity

4

What are the 2 theories of successful aging?

Activity & Disengagement

5

What does the activity theory involve?

- Same psychosocial needs as middle aged
- Individual withdrawal from society
- Optimal aging occurs with active lifestyle
- Hobbies should be found when retired

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What does the disengagement theory involve?

- Increased self-occupation and decreased investment in society
- Mutual withdrawal from society
- Optimal aging with greater psychological distance from others

7

With a decline in sexual activity, what is increased?

Internet use --> STD increase

8

What are some issues of aging in accommodation?

Loneliness, unwantedness, isolation

9

What are the options for housing in older people?

At home, nursing homes and retirement villages

10

What are some benefits of retirement villages?

Become part of community, personal space and independence maintained.

11

What are some reasons for reminiscing?

Proactive/growth and self orientation (identity, prob solving)
Reactive/loss and self orientation (boredom reduction, bitterness revival)
Proactive/growth and social orientation (convo, teach/inform)
Reactive/loss and social orientation (intimacy maintain, death prep)

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What are the views towards death in early adulthood?

Avoidance - anxiety

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What are the views towards death in middle adulthood?

More aware of time left

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What are the views towards death in late adulthood?

Think and talk more, practical concern - come to terms

15

What are the stages of grief?

1. Shock, disbelief, denial
2. Mourning
3. Period of restitution

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What are Kubler-Ross's 5 stages in coping with death?

1. Denial
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

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What is the stage after grief?

Recovery

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What does recovery involve?

Finding energy in everyday life and maintaining functioning social and personal relationships.