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Gerontology ( Aging and Quality of Life)

This section contains information about numerous issues that have an impact on our quality of life as we age. Articles contain information based on latest studies.

Boomers are Fighting Ageism star
Older persons encounter ageism in the workplace, the health care system, family settings, and in most other venues. Studies show that by ignoring the existence of the stereotyping, older persons in fact are encouraging discrimination against themselves.

Aging in Place star
Aging in place is perceived by many to be a good concept overall, but many new types of support systems are needed in the community for older persons to age in place successfully. This article provides an overview, challenges recommendations based on the latest studies.

Bucket Lists Can Enhance Life Satisfaction star
This article discusses the value of preparing bucket lists/life lists - a great way to make positive plans for the future and give us reasons to look forward as well as providing great memories for our older years.

Car Choices in Older Age Lead to a Safer Lifestyle star
Selecting the cars we drive in older age is important as the choices we make directly affect our safety when we drive. This article provides guidelines for car selection and tips for comfort now and for the future.

Centenarians A Model for Aging Well star
Research shows that centenarians represent an excellent model of aging well, and some of the reasons are included here. The New England study results give us the predictors as to why people live to be age 100. Interviews with centenarians have fostered advice as to how they made it to 100 plus.

Change in sleep patterns normal for older adults star
This article discusses changes in sleep patterns as we age and the reasons for them.

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