Late Adulthood and Old Age

  • Raising Grandchildren in Retirement

    The number of grandfamilies in America has tripled since 1970, and communities are beginning to create programs to help those with new responsibilities. How does the absence of a parent affect the grandparent/grandchild relationship? What grandparenting styles would provide the easiest transition into surrogate parenthood?

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  • Brett Favre Retirement Speech

    When you search for retirement videos in YouTube, the majority of the results are clips of sports stars announcing their retirement from their respective teams. How is this different from our traditional understanding of retirement? Is age a relevant factor in deciding when a person should retire? What other factors should be considered?

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  • Say No to Ageism

    In this public service announcement from Ireland, older people are shown with negative attributes across their faces, while young people are shown in color and given names. Ageism is a devaluation of and hostility towards older adults. What different forms can ageism take? What can be done to combat ageism?

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  • Chuck Norris Discusses John McCains Old Age

    In this MSNBC clip, Chuck Norris explains why he thinks John McCain will be unable to survive four years as a president. How is Norris explanation an example of ageism? How does age affect political standing in other countries?

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  • In Her Shoes A Retirement Community for Acting Seniors

    This clip is a bonus feature from the DVD of the movie In Her Shoes. In it, we are given a behind-the-scenes look at the retirement community where much of the movie was filmed. The residents of the community were used as extras throughout the movie, and are interviewed about their experiences. Is this an accurate portrayal of such a…

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  • El Pajarito The Latin American Elderly Project

    [Please note the majority of this videos audio is in Spanish with English subtitles.] El Pajarito, or the little bird, is a program for elderly Latin Americans living in England. The Latin American Elderly Project provides support, classes, outings, and a community of other Latin Americans living in London. Volunteers in the project help the elderly who have difficulties because…

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  • Humans and Age

    This news report discusses a study which looked at sense of humor in older individuals. Based on the way the study was conducted and the findings they present, do you agree with the researchers conclusions? What other explanations might there be for the findings?

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  • What is Alzheimers Disease?

    This video from the Alzheimers Association, the leading voluntary health organization in AlzheimerĐ’ care,Đ’ support, and research, explains and graphically presents how Alzheimers affects the brain. What are the different stages described and what are the symptoms of each of these stages?

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  • Evelyn The Heart of Hospice

    Hospice care is an integrated system of medicine, nursing, counseling, and spiritual care for the dying person and his or her family. In this video, Evelyn, a patient in hospice care, is interviewed about its benefits. How does hospice care differ from traditional hospital care?

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  • UK TV Station Shows Mans Death

    This Associated Press news piece discusses the controversy over a documentary that shows an American man committing assisted suicide. The film showed in Britain, igniting a heated debate. What is the difference between passive and active euthanasia?

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