The elderly in modern society by Anthea Tinker

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Published by Longman in London, New York .

Written in English

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StatementAnthea Tinker.
SeriesSocial policy in modern Britain
LC ClassificationsHV1481.G52 T5
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 298 p. ;
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4115447M
ISBN 100582295130
LC Control Number80040248

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Older People in Modern Society is an established classic text in its field and through subsequent editions its reputation and that of its author has grown. In this fourth and renamed edition, Anthea Tinker synthesises and discusses a wide range of literature about older people, drawing from fields such as medicine, sociology and social policy and using primary source material to illustrate the by: In this book, detailed statistical material is used to portray the circum­ stances of older people in modern society in an attempt to evaluate the appropriateness (or otherwise) of the major stereotypes of later life.

This volume does not address ageing from a psychological or micro-social per­ spective. The elderly in modern society. [Anthea Tinker] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Part 1 The background: introduction; a profile of elderly people; general review of the literature. Part 2 Needs and how they are met: a critical narrative of the main development The elderly in modern society book social services for elderly people; the financial and employment position; health; housing; personal and other social services; community care - the family; community care - support from the wider community.

Older people in modern society. [Anthea Tinker] -- This edition of the classic text highlights issues of current concern, such as the abuse of the elderly, and examines the impact of new legislation such as the NHS and Community Care Act. Our society is remarkably biased against aging.

Research demonstrates children as young as five have negative stereotypes of elderly people, believing them to lack competence. But these same children are overwhelmingly positive about the older adults in their own family.

Clearly, personal stories are a key tool in fighting stereotypes. The elderly themselves feels less valuable to society because of society’s perception of them. The youth centric culture in which we live describes us as lacking compassion for the elderly, the affinity to “shoot” our weak and wounded, us versus them mentally and the impression that one’s value is based on what one can add to society (Holman, ).

Older People in Modern Society is an established classic text in its field and through subsequent editions its reputation and that of its author has grown. In this fourth and renamed edition, Anthea Tinker synthesises and discusses a wide range of literature about older people, drawing from fields such as medicine, sociology and social policy and using primary source material to illustrate the Author: Anthea Tinker.

How can older people play a bigger role in society. The main points from our discussion on how to make the best use of older people’s skills, knowledge and experience •. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tinker, Anthea.

Elderly in modern society. London ; New York: Longman, (OCoLC) Document Type. Social Problems and Care of the Elderly J T Arokiasamy, SM, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The elderly in modern society book of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Introduction Several countries of Asia, including Malaysia, have in recent years experienced spectacular economic growth and social change.

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This is because in age, in most cases, the structure of life change. Due to the premature termination of the service because it can be completely educational and the professional sphere of work and consumers – is much shorter due to progress in medicine and services to.

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This is sad but true. When people age, they start to look, talk, walk, act, and think differently because things as they know it, have drastically changed. This is when they feel like they don't matter and eventually feel invisible to the world.

The Changing Privileges and Challenges of Older People in Contemporary African Society Growing old in the olden days in African society was quite different from what is obtainable in contemporary African society. Traditionally, elderly care was the. The first similarity is that elderly people are left out of the society.

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The elderly have both benefitted and suffered from these rapid social changes. In modern societies, a strong economy created new levels of prosperity for many people. Healthcare has become more widely accessible, and medicine has advanced, which allows the elderly to live longer.

The elderly are not important at all to society. The elderly don't work to support society. The elderly don't have fun or entertain people like children do. The elderly are just a bunch of grumpy burdens to society that have nothing to live for and are better off dead.

Elderly who needed that much care used to die of disease before they became useless, but with the advent of modern medicine, they stay alive on respirators and tubefeeding. When young people want to know what happenedin they need not listen to an elderly persons tainted veiw but instead can get it from online sources or google.

The Elderly in Modern Society Elderly people in the United States today are not treated with the respect and reverence to which they were accustomed earlier in history. The gerontologist David Hackett Fischer notes that literature from seventeenth and eighteenth century colonial America stressed deference and respect for the elderly.

The elderly in the community are treated with respect and care. It seems that the old are released before illness sets in. In modern society, the elderly are not cared for as a unit.

Many elderly have nowhere to go, and no one to care for them. Nursing homes are expensive. We treat the elderly horribly, says Jared Diamond Western societies do not value the elderly and treats them 'horribly' compared to the standards of.

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