Late Adulthood Interview Paper
This paper endeavors to evaluate how a person within late adulthood has been impacted by larger systems within their environment. Furthermore, this paper will examine how changes throughout history have influenced the person’s life course trajectory. In an effort to evaluate these factors, an interview of a person in late adulthood was conducted. To gain a clearer understanding of how these factors influence a person within late adulthood, feminist theory and the empowerment prospective were applied to evaluate how these aspects have impacted the interviewee’s life experiences. Thus, gleaning from the interviewee’s own experiences, the interviewee’s developmental strengths and weaknesses were compared and contrasted to normative development patterns that exist within others that belong to the same developmental period.
Interview Process and Method
In an effort to find the proper candidate for an interview, I sought to find someone in late adulthood who would be a willing …show more content…
While some of her friends have passed away or gone on to nursing homes, she continues to maintain an independent, high functioning lifestyle. However, she knows a time will come when she is not going to be able to continue to live the way she has been living. She described those in her age cohort as varying tremendously in function as they all proceeded into late adulthood. As the research attests, for those in late adulthood, age is not a true indicator of functioning. Research has confirmed that, the better that older people function, the younger older people they feel. Function and development are directly correlated with one another. Thus, it is important to assess the indicators that aid or hinder development in late adulthood. These areas of interest and concern lie in cognitive and physical functioning, ability to have a sense of autonomy, access to social support and economic provisions