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Test Bank For Aging Concepts and Controversies 9th Edition By Harry R. Moody, Jennifer R. Sasser, ISBN: 9781506328003, ISBN: 9781506396439, ISBN: 9781506396446

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Test Bank For Aging Concepts and Controversies 9th Edition By Moody

Test Bank For Aging Concepts and Controversies 9th Edition By Harry R. Moody, Jennifer R. Sasser, ISBN: 9781506328003, ISBN: 9781506396439, ISBN: 9781506396446

Presenting current research in an innovative text-reader format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies, Ninth Edition encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues we face as a society. Not simply a summary of research literature, this text focuses on controversies and questions, rather than on assimilating facts or arriving at a single “correct” view about aging and older people. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors first provide an overview of aging in three domains: aging over the life course, health care, and the socioeconomic aspects of aging. Each section is followed by a series of edited readings, offering different perspectives from experts and specialists on that subject.

 

 

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Table Of Content

Preface
Prologue
About the Authors
Basic Concepts I. A Life Course Perspective on Aging

Age Identification

The Stages of Life

The Life Course and Aging

Traditional Theories of Aging

Influences on the Life Course

Aging in the 21st Century

The Biology of Aging

Aging and Psychological Functioning

Conclusion

Controversy 1. Does Old Age Have Meaning?

The Meaning of Age

Leisure Activities in Later Life

Religion and Spirituality

Gerontology and the Meaning of Age

Activity or Reflection?

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 2. Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old?

The Process of Biological Aging

Biological Theories of Aging

Is Aging Inevitable?

Ways to Prolong the Life Span

Compression or Prolongation of Morbidity?

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 3. Do Intelligence and Creativity Decline With Age?

Elements of Cognitive Function

The Classic Aging Pattern

Measures of Late-Life Intelligence

Studies of Age and Cognitive Function

Correlates of Cognitive Stability

Creativity in an Aging Population

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Basic Concepts II. Aging, Health Care, and Society

The Challenge of Longevity

Epidemiology of Aging

Economics of Health Care

Long-Term Care

Self-Determined Death

Conclusion

Controversy 4. Should We Ration Health Care for Older People?

Precedents for Health Care Rationing

The Justification for Age-Based Rationing

Rationing as a Cost-Saving Plan

The Impetus for Rationing

Cost Versus Age

Alternative Approaches to Rationing

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The Debate Over Age-Based Rationing

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 5. Should Families Provide for Their Own?

Aging and the American Family

Abandonment or Independence?

Family Responsibility

Medicaid and Long-Term Care

Financing Long-Term Care

Medicaid Planning

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 6. Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices?

The Vulnerabilities of Older People

Interfering When People Make Bad Choices

Elder Abuse and Neglect

Perceptions of Quality of Life

Sexuality in Later Life

Crime and Older Adults

Intervention in the Lives of Vulnerable Older Adults

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 7. Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives?

Depression and Suicide

The “Right to Die”

Outlook for the Future

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Basic Concepts III. Social and Economic Outlook for an Aging Society

The Varieties of Aging Experience

The Economic Status of Older Americans

Public Policy on Aging

Conclusion

Controversy 8. Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement?

A Tale of Two Generations

Justice Between Generations

The Least-Advantaged Older Adults

Help for Those Most in Need

The Targeting Debate

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 9. What Is the Future for Social Security?

Main Features of Social Security

Success—and Doubt

Pay as You Go

Social Security Trust Fund

Eligibility

Privatization

Women and Social Security

Debate Over Social Security

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 10. Is Retirement Obsolete?

History of Retirement

Origins of Late-Life Leisure

Changes in the American Economy

A New View of Retirement

Debate Over Retirement Policy

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 11. Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust?

Who Are the Boomers?

What Is a Generation? Age-Period-Cohort Analysis

Social Construction of the Boomer Phenomenon

Boomers in the Years Ahead

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Controversy 12. The New Aging Marketplace: Hope or Hype?

The New Customer Majority

Market Sectors Likely to Grow

What Do Older Consumers Want?

Limits of the Marketplace Model

Questions for Writing, Reflection, and Debate

Epilogue: Finding Your Place in an Aging Society
Appendix: How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology
Glossary
Bibliography
Index