1 Demographics of the Aging Population
In this unit we are first going to
get acquainted with each other, and become familiar with the technology
we will be using. Then we're going to talk about aging in the broadest
sense. What does it mean to grow old? How is that process influenced
by the environment? How is the environment changed by the process
We'll "do the numbers," looking at the
demographics of our rapidly aging population, both locally and globally.
And in the course of this unit, I want to set the tone that aging
has the potential to be a WONDERFUL experience! In this course,
we will consider all the benefits and positive aspects of growing
old. Not that there aren't problems and challenges to growing old.
We'll consider those, too. But my goal for you in this course is
for you to be eager to work with older adults, and to look forward
to your own aging.
- Cross-sectional, longitudinal, sequential design
- Normal, disease-free aging
- Social gerontology
- Elderly mystique
- Person-environment perspective
- Environmental press