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By Elizabeth Vierck

ISBN-10: 1573565474

ISBN-13: 9781573565479

The graying of the United States could be the main major demographic occasion of modern occasions. overall healthiness care and nutrients have more advantageous, and child boomers achieving heart age and retirement will effect American society either now and within the years yet to come. Vierck and Hodges current important information on getting older american citizens in a readable and fascinating layout, describing traits, providing insights, and supplying a framework for figuring out the information. This e-book contains many formerly unpublished facts assets, and Vierck and Hodges provide analytical help to elucidate the significant quantity of knowledge. entire analyses, for instance, have been performed on newly to be had nursing domestic, domestic wellbeing and fitness care, and hospice care info, and an in depth interpretation of foodstuff information through Kris Hodges presents new views at the dietary prestige of the aged. The ebook, divided into sixteen chapters on diverse elements of getting older and overall healthiness, might be valuable to gerontologists, geriatricians, overall healthiness coverage analysts, researchers, librarians and knowledge experts, advertising pros, newshounds, scholars, and others doing study on getting older, well-being, and healthiness providers.

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These predictions may differ by 150 million people or more. Most analysts use the Census Bureau's ''middle series" projections to plan for the future. We use this series throughout this book. " was a hit. They are children of the depression, a period of declining birth rate. S. history,5 and it will remain slow until about 2005. This phenomenon is almost entirely due to a lack of growth in the group aged 65 to 74. • The grandparent boom will replace the baby boom When the baby boomers begin to turn age 65+ in 2011, we will experience a grandparent boom—a rapid growth in the elderly population.

20 Evidence of ageism exists today in the media and the workplace. 21 Statistics from 1997 show, however, that the commission files suit in fewer than 1 percent of such cases. The EEOC has been greatly criticized by advocates of the aging for this meager record. 22 This study included 54 participants between the ages of 62 and 82, who performed tasks such as recalling the most stressful event in the last 5 years. Participants were divided into two groups, one of which was exposed to positive stereotypes of aging (words such as "wisdom" and "creative") and the other exposed to negative stereotypes of aging (words such as "senile" and "dying").

Gov. 20. Thomas R. Cole, The Journey of Life (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992), xix. 21. S. S. Government Printing Office, 2000), 84. 22. Becca Levy, Jeanne Y. Wei, and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, "Reducing Cardiovascular Stress with Positive Self-stereotypes of aging," Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (2000): 205-213. 23. Fischer, Growing Old in America, 157. AGING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 17 24. S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Developments in Aging: 1997 and 1998, 255.

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