Gerontology Essay Topics

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

Sociology and Elderly Population

Ageing is a byproduct of physical, psychological and social processes. While contextualizing the process of ageing, the main thrust of the sociology both as a discipline and movement, is to reflect on how and to what extent transformations in the society and of the individual life influence each other, as individuals of different age categories… View Article

Violence in Mexico

Nothing is surprising today that many today’s newspapers articles, publicized about how elderly people around the world had been discriminated, especially in Mexico. These older people gave us life, they are harmless, defenseless, some society members see them as an obstacle, also a heavy load that need to be carry on their backs. They are… View Article

Aging and the Elderly

Aging is the length of time during which a being or thing has existed length of life (Webster dictionary). Growing old and becoming an elderly person can be challenging but, yet it can be very rewarding, it can bring a lot of good and bad. Aging has its rewards, but it presents the challenges of… View Article

Indias Elderly Face Growing Neglect

The news which comes in the national news paper that elderly parents are being harassed, neglected, and even thrown out of the home, makes a citizen of India shameful and sad. This country was renowned for its good treatment to elderly as well as to the young since ages. The reason was the profound ethical… View Article

Privileges of a Senior Citizen

We all know that a senior citizen is an old version in our generation. They are the person above 60. Since they are old and their body are weak, it’s hard for them to eat , exercise , to work and of course to SURVIVE. The old ladies or old men out there are sometimes… View Article

The Different Characteristic of a Person

Why do people always want to belong or to feel as they are a part of something? Is it because they are lonely? Katherine Mansfield’s “Miss Brill” is a story about how she is expressed as a lonely, critical, and fragile elderly woman. As a round character, “Miss Brill” is forced to face a disturbing… View Article

“Who Makes the Journey” Analysis

Cathy Song, an Asian-American poet who grew up in Hawaii, wrote, “Who Makes the Journey.” She has gotten several awards, such as the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and Song the Shelley Memorial Award, in her career. Cathy Song’s poems have been filled with imagery and tone that have left readers awestruck. “Who Makes… View Article

Rights for the Aged: Need of the Hour

* The Background A massive change has taken place over the past several decades in the demographic area of human population : AGE. In the earlier times high birth rates were partnered by high death rates. Historically, the majority of people on the planet at one time have been aged somewhere in the middle of… View Article

Elderly in the Netherlands

Nowadays, the elderly is a serious issue around the world; nearly all industrial countries are facing enormous pressure about the coming of aging society. As one of the most advanced countries in the world, how about the situation of elderly in the Netherlands ? Can Dutch society provide the best care to the Baby Boomer?… View Article

Aging and Adulthood

The aging process involves many changes. These changes can be difficult for some. Changes include physical and cognitive development including primary and secondary aging, intelligence and memory, health and biological factors, relationships, personality, and transition factors (grief and loss issues, and retirement). I will address the above using scholarly peer reviewed journals. A study was… View Article

Human Growth & Development Through the Life Stages

In this assignment I will research on the lifespan of someone in older adulthood 65+ years that I know personally and I’ll conduct an interview with my chosen individual. My chosen individual was my Grandma. She is 95 years old and she has experienced all the life stages expect for one because she has not… View Article

National Ageing Policy

The National Policy on Ageing has its root in the Second World Assembly on the ageing which adopted its main outcome document,’ a Political Declaration and Madrid International Plan of Action, 2002; This committed governments to meet the challenges of population and provided the world policy makers with a set of 117 concrete recommendations covering… View Article

Disengagement Theory

When people whether old, young, able bodied or disabled are involved in an activities they known to be engaged in this activity by taking part. But some elderly, able bodied or disabled, don’t like to take part in these activities they are disengaged also knew as disengagement. Back in the early 1960’s two authors by… View Article

Old People

Nepal, being a village-dominant country has almost quarter of its population comprising older people (60+ age group) according to the census report and it is found that the population of older people is gradually increasing. The 60+ aged group people are called dependant and inactive people . Elder people are a vital part of the… View Article

Later Adulthood Development Report

Aging occurs in every stage of life, and as adults grow older and move from one stage of adulthood to the next many new changes can occur in their everyday lives. The transition from middle adulthood to later adulthood can bring a whole new level of changes to an individual’s life. The aging process includes… View Article