By Nancy Hooyman, Kevin S. Kawamoto, H. Asuman S. Kiyak
Presents Social Gerontology from a number of Perspectives
Aging concerns illuminates cultural, organic, physiological, emotional, cognitive, monetary, and social elements of getting older. an invaluable consultant to quite a number disciplines, this identify is helping readers of all academic backgrounds comprehend the dynamic interactions among older humans and their environments.
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The first wave of Asian immigrants came from China and Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, often remaining isolated in large Western cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1965, immigration 3/7/14 10:55 AM 28 Chapter 1 The Older Population in the United States Never Too Old to Learn quotas based on race and nationality were repealed. This resulted in a rapid population growth of Southeast Asian immigrants. The process accelerated after 1975 when refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos settled in many different communities throughout the United States.
For example, heart disease and cancer have become less fatal because of medical breakthroughs. Instead, they have become chronic illnesses, with many older adults who may keep on living for years with these “killer” conditions. Because of these shifts, health care providers refer to the need for chronic disease management rather than a cure. Indeed, medical advances such as stem cell therapy are likely to postpone deaths from heart disease and cancer even more. In the near term, however, gender and racial differences in life expectancy are likely to persist.
Think about your five senses and which of them will have been impacted by aging and to what degree. Will you be able to communicate verbally or will you have to rely on nonverbal means of communication? Social: What kind of a family and personal lifestyle will you have when you are older? What type of living situation will you be in? Will you have any hobbies? Where will you go when/if you go out? , your spouse, partner, adult child, neighbor)? Financial: What will your finances be like when you are older?
Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology by Nancy Hooyman, Kevin S. Kawamoto, H. Asuman S. Kiyak