Gerontology Essay Examples

Integrity vs Despair

As we grow older and become senior citizens we tend to slow down our productivity and explore life as a retired person. It is during this time that we contemplate our accomplishments and are able to develop integrity if we see ourselves as leading a successful life. If we see our life as unproductive, or… View Article

Men & Women Age Differently

• The average life expectancy is currently 78 years old, but was at 49 years at the turn of the century. • There is a widening age gap between men and women, such that among women who are 65-69, there are 81 guys for every 100 girls in the population. • NY Times stated that… View Article

Old Folks Homes

When considering the nursing home option for parents or other loved ones, here are a few of the main advantages to keep to mind: • Better resources and equipment: Private homes simply don’t have the types of medical equipment and supplies needed to help seniors stay healthy. Many nursing homes are almost as advanced as… View Article

Rural Lives Versus Urban Lives

Urban and rural living each have their own benefits and drawbacks. A person’s personality, work status, financial situation and his or her age may influence the choice of environment where he or she likes living. In my opinion, the rural life is somehow suitable for the elderly people’s lifestyle while the urban life always inspirit… View Article

Elderly Driving

Often times if one asks another what age group they think is the most dangerous drivers one would say teenagers. Lately there have been many reports claiming that these thoughts are no longer true and that elderly drivers are considered the most dangerous age group on the road. The Washington Post said that in the… View Article


(Many of the people who were persecuted as witches from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries were those of a seemingly inferior mindset, those who are blamed for problems in the community and those who were social outcasts. ) This time period occurred throughout the Protestant, Catholic and Scientific revolutions. The victims of the witch trials… View Article

Person Centred Care

This essay explores the idea of Person Centred Care and the significance it has in caring for an older patient. Issues related to patients incapable of taking part in their care will also be discussed. Each and every patient should be treated holistically and individually to their own personal needs as part of any nursing… View Article

The Aging Musculoskeletal System

I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard this over the last few years! A common statement made by aging individuals as their bodies wear internally, and externally through age due to the natural aging process we call “LIFE”. Musculoskeletal atrophy occurs as we age. It diminishes the density of our… View Article

Do Not Go Gentle to That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas was a well-known poet and writer whose poems were very famous, such as “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” and “The Play for Voice.” He was born on 27 October 1914, and he died on 9 November 1953. He was very popular in his lifetime, and he is still known by his works… View Article

Rare Aging Disease

A 12 year old girl named Ontlametse Phalatse lives in Hebron, a small town just north of Johannesburg, South Africa. When she gets home from school, she does homework, watches tv, does her daily chores, and sometimes helps her mother cook. Ontlametse has bright plans for the future, to become a psychologist. This seemingly ordinary… View Article

Elderly People

“The Representation of Elderly People in Prime Time Television Commercials” is a master thesis done at the University of South Florida in 1995 by Meredith Tupper. The overall thesis suggests the media has a negative portrayal of the elderly. In summary, the poor portrayal is said to be a reflection of the viewpoint the United… View Article

Perspective of Aging Paper

Aging, the process of developing or growing old; the progression of changes in appearance (American Heritage Dictionary, 2007). The role of the media is to educate and inform as well as other masses; the senior population suffers greatly from negative stereotyping than any other age group. Some media outlets portray aging in a stereotypical way… View Article

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Gerontology Review

* Define & distinguish it from other concepts (health & life expectancy) * What does health incorporate – how do you determine difference btween health&wellness * Health- presence or absence of disease – but not just absence – incorporated in wellness in making someone healthy * Wellness- psychological and physical state of being healthy *… View Article

Care for Elderly

Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include seniors (American usage), senior citizens (British and American usage), older adults (in the social sciences[1]), the elderly, and elders (in many cultures including the… View Article