Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan

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Index
Page numbers in boldface refer to figures and tables.
Abrams, Herbert L., 1
abuse and neglect: hiding of, in Japanese culture, 75, 266–67; public awareness of, 74–76. See also elder abuse
acceptance, in dialysis patients, 183–84
accommodation, communicative: achievement of, 253, 254; benefits of, 248; elder respect and, 243; in inter- and intra-generational communication, 245–47; mindfulness in, 249; models of, 242–43; in society, 249–50; strategy selection in, 251–52
accomplishment(s): sense of, in dialysis patients, 182; as source of satisfaction, 55
acknowledgment and appreciation, as necessity for successful aging, 19
activity theory, 265
adaptation. See adjustment and adaptation in elderly
adjustment and adaptation in elderly: definition of, 160n4; talk as diagnostic tool for, 139, 145, 146–47, 151
Affective Relationships Scale (Takahashi and Sakamoto), 22
age group perceptions, and intergenerational communication, 243–45
age group vitality: of elderly, boosting of, 250–51; perception of, and intergenerational relations, 244
ageism: elimination of, 270–71; prevalence of, 238. See also stereotypes of elderly
aging: acceptance of in Japanese culture, 185–86; in contemporary Japanese film, 115–19, 129–30nn9–10 (see also Lily Festival); as cultural construct, 109–11; elderly pessimism about, 241; faces of, negative and positive, 240–41, 247–48, 251–52; images of, creation and distribution, 112; as liberation from normative feminine demeanor, 125; maintaining positive selfimage in, 247–48; multiple dimensions of, 2–3; negative perceptions of, 238, 240–41; positive aspects of, 198, 241; Western conception of, 138, 139. See also elderly; films on aging and aged; old age
aging and linguistic ability. See discourse of elderly
aging and sexuality. See sexuality of elderly
aging in Japan, notable works on, 5
aging of population: as global problem, 43; in Japan, 4–5, 36
aging of women: double standard in, 111; in film, 112
ailing and dependent elderly, increase in, 239
alcohol: and elder abuse, 74, 76, 77, 78–79; impact of male drinking on family relationship, 79; and male gender role, 77, 78–79
allo-repetition, in conversation with elderly, 224
Alzheimer’s disease: Japanese films on, 116–17, 130n9; and linguistic ability, 144
ancestors, involvement with, as source of satisfaction, 55
Anglo-American culture, conception of aging in, 139. See also talk as diagnostic tool, in Anglo-American culture
anti-aging rhetoric, 240
Antonucci, T. C., 29
anxiety, strategies to reduce, 252

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