Flashcards in Late Adulthood and Endings Deck (18):
What is ageism?
Stereotyping and discrimination of people of age
What is Erikson's theories of aging?
Integrity vs Despair
What does integrity vs despair involve?
Looking back on differences in positive way
Identity --> Generativity --> Ego Integrity
What are the 2 theories of successful aging?
Activity & Disengagement
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
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
With a decline in sexual activity, what is increased?
Internet use --> STD increase
What are some issues of aging in accommodation?
Loneliness, unwantedness, isolation
What are the options for housing in older people?
At home, nursing homes and retirement villages
What are some benefits of retirement villages?
Become part of community, personal space and independence maintained.
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)
What are the views towards death in early adulthood?
Avoidance - anxiety
What are the views towards death in middle adulthood?
More aware of time left
What are the views towards death in late adulthood?
Think and talk more, practical concern - come to terms
What are the stages of grief?
1. Shock, disbelief, denial
3. Period of restitution
What are Kubler-Ross's 5 stages in coping with death?
What is the stage after grief?