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  • Ageing

    10.1.1 Definition of Healthy Ageing Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health‚ participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It applies to both individuals and population groups. Active ageing allows people to realize their potential for physical‚ social‚ and mental well-being throughout the life course and to participate in society‚ while providing them with adequate protection‚ security and care when they need. The word “active”

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  • Ageing Theory

    mentality/approach to life due to becoming less concerned with the expectation of others/withdrawal. In 1975 Cumming argued that “it was appropriate and healthy for older people to withdraw from others” because it was deemed a natural part of the ageing process. The disengagement theory states that older people start to withdraw themselves from society and others because of their bodily issues i.e. hearing loss‚ loss of vision and reduction in physical movement. These complications can cause an

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  • Ageing Population

    longer than ever before. Concerning with this problem‚ a telegraph on 1st October‚ 2012 entitled “World faces ageing population time bomb says UN” was posted in order to provide the facts and forecasts about ageing population in the world and to recommend some ideas to deal with this problem. In spite the fact that living longer is a great achievement of human beings‚ a rapidly ageing population also leads to difficulties for many countries in all over the world. A recent report estimated

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  • Ageing populations

    Geography Essay- Ageing populations Question: Examine the implications of either an ageing or youthful population By definition‚ an ageing population is a population where the median age is rising; there is a decline in the amount of children (or minors-under 18)‚ and an increase in the number of elderly people. In other terms‚ it is a population where the number of elderly is increasing relative to the number of youth. Increased life expectancy combined with declining birth rates have caused many

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  • Theories of Ageing

    Theories of Aging Activity theory This theory assumes a positive relationship between activity and life satisfaction. One theorist suggests that activity enables older adults to be able to adjust to retirement. The critics of this theory state that it overlooks the inequalities in health and economics that hinders the ability for older people to engage in such activities. Also‚ some older adults do not desire to engage in new challenges. Activity theory reflects the functionalist perspective

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  • Successful Ageing

    some people ageing more successfully than others? As there are several definitions of successful ageing – objective and subjective alike - an attempt will be made to define what successful ageing is and from a biological‚ a psychological and a sociological perspective‚ explain what is involved in the process of ageing1. It will also identify and examine three of several factors that successful ageing can be attributed to 2. Noting that there are several psychosocial theories of ageing (Mauk‚ 2002)

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  • Ageing Problems

    Problem of Ageing Increasing life expectancy is a positive development‚ but is not without its own problems. The prevention or elimination of causes of death in early life has resulted in a population consisting of an increasing proportion of elderly people. The United Nations populations division estimated that the number of persons aged 60 years and older in 1999 was nearly 600 million worldwide and was projected to reach about 2 billion by 2050 (UN‚1999). This means that by the year 2050‚ the

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  • Theories of Ageing

    Major theories of ageing in relation to the development of an individual As an individual grows older they get more withdrawn from the rest of society. The society actually rejects older people from a lot of activities. It is part of growing older and it is a way of distancing yourself from people before you die. Therefore the two major theories examine what causes an individual to distance themselves from this the rest of the people. The social disengagement theory basically examines the development

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  • Ageing - Physical and Psychological Changes. Pathological Ageing

    4. Discuss the physical and psychological changes associated with normal ageing. How can one minimise pathological ageing? The process of aging has been around as long as life itself. All living organisms pass through three broad stages from conception to death‚ which are maturation‚ maturity and aging. Aging affects everyone because nearly everyone has the potential to grow old and all the societies in which we live have older members (Macdonald‚ 1997). Gerontology is the use of reason to understand

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  • Problem of Ageing in India

    ISSUES OF GREY POPULATION | | | | Submitted by :Ranjana LaskarResearch scholar (M.Phil.)Department of geographySession: 2013-14Date – 05 May‚ 2013 | | | | ISSUES ON AGEING Elderly or old age consists of ages nearing the average life span of human beings. The boundary of old age cannot be defined exactly. It varies according to societies. In India‚ the old age or the grey population accounted for 6.7% of total population in 1991. This rose to 7.4% in 2001 census and then again further

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