M4.2 Aging (Week 10)
The geriatric/elderly population accounts for approximately 12% of the worlds population and is rapidly increasing to become approximately of the worlds population by 2050. The challenges facing the elderly are unique to other demographics of the population. This activity expands on your study of aging utilizing basic sociological research. The assignment must be completed in four steps as presented below. You must post an initial response to the first part of the assignment before commenting on a post from someone else.
STEP 1: Visit the website for the National Council on Aging, review the information presented, and identify a health issue common to the elderly population.
STEP 2: Use a reputable journal to find an article about your selected health issue. Acceptable journals include Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, The Sociological Review, Journal of Public Health, Health Education Research, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of American Geriatric Society, Age and Ageing, and Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. The study should have been performed within the past 10 years.
STEP 3: Write a post of between 200-400 words that addresses all of the following:
identify the health issue you selected
discuss how this issue is unique to the elderly population.
explain the individual, environmental, and societal connection between the health issue and the elderly/geriatric population
give your own opinion about things society could do to help improve the quality of life for elderly with this health issue, citing evidences from the module.
Be sure to include a link to the original article or any other sources you use.