Growing Older: What Young People Should Know about Aging

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CHAPTER NOTES

1 Why Should a Teenager Know About Being Old?
1.
B. F. Skinner and M. E. Vaughan , Enjoy Old Age ( New York: W. W. Norton, 1983), p. 20.

2 Who Are the Elderly?
1.
Ken Dychtwald and Mark Zitter, The Role of the Hospital in an Aging Society: A Blueprint for Action ( Age Wave, Inc., 1986), pp. 18, 26.
2.
A. Kalache, "Youth and the Elderly", World Health ( March 1989), p. 8.
3.
Problems Facing Elderly Americans Living Alone, The Commonwealth Fund Commission ( 1986).
5.
Dychtwald and Zitter, p. 18.
6.
"The President Is Turning 65", Associated Press ( June 17, 1989).
7.
Dychtwald and Zitter, p. 400.

3. Why Do We Age?
1.
"Age and the Family in the Kalahari", Research/Penn State ( September 1989), p. 6.
2.
Gina Maranto, "Aging: Can We Slow the Inevitable"? Discover ( December 1984), p. 20.

4 Physical Ailments of the Elderly
1.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, How to Cope with Arthritis, NIH Publication #82-1092 ( October 1981).
2.
"Can a Driver Be Too Old"? Time ( January 16, 1989), p. 28.
3.
J. Elder, "Older Drivers: Just How Safe"? New York Times ( April 18, 1987), p. Cl.
5.
"101-Year-Old Driver Calls It Quits", Washington Post ( September 18, 1986), p. D9.
6.
R. Tideiksaar and B. Fletcher, "Keeping the Elderly on Their Feet", Issues in Science and Technology ( Spring 1989), p. 78.
7.
"Hip Fractures Increase among the Nation's Elderly", MGH News ( Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, September 1987), p. 1.
8.
Ibid., p.4.
9.
C. Sempos et al., "The Prevalence of High Blood Cholesterol Levels among Adults in the U.S.", Journal of the American Medical Association ( July 7, 1989), pp. 45-52.
10.
"Alzheimer's Found in Brain Years Before Symptoms Apparent", Washington University School of Medicine news release ( 1989).
11.
L. S. Powell and Katie Courtice, Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Families (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1983).

5. Problems with Living
1.
D Rodeheaver and Nancy Datan, "The Challenge of Double Jeopardy: Toward a Mental Health Agenda for Aging Women", American Psychologist ( August 1988), p. 648.
2.
Linda Hubbard, "New Hope for Depression", Modern Maturity ( 1984).
3.
"Depression: A Common Problem in the Elderly", Vanderbilt University news release ( July-August 1987).
5.
Rodeheaver and Datan, p. 651.
6.
John Langone, "A New Assaulton Shock Therapy"

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents 1
  • 1 - Why Should a Teenager Know about Being Old? 3
  • 2 - Who Are the Elderly? 10
  • 3 - Why Do We Age? 22
  • 4 - ▪ Physical Ailments of the Elderly 32
  • 5 - Problems with Living 65
  • 6 - ■ Putting Down the Elderly 86
  • 7 - ■ How Other Cultures View Old Age 105
  • 8 - Dispelling Some Myths of Aging 119
  • 9 - Will We Ever Conquer Aging? 137
  • 10 - What Kind of Old Person Will You Be? 158
  • Chapter Notes 164
  • Index 167
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