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LIFE APPROACHINGAGEING
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1ESSAY.............................................................................................................................................1How might representations and experiences of old age differ across culture and history, and. .1what are the challenges we face in an ageing society?..............................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONThe momentpeople born, they start ageing which means that this is the beginning of acomplex life-course. Each human being live through various events that affects their life andbased on this concept this essay will cover about representation & experience of old age differacross culture and history and what challenges people face in an ageing society.ESSAYHow might representations and experiences of old age differ across culture and history, andwhat are the challenges we face in an ageing society?Life course approach examine the long term impact of both physical and social exposuresduring childhood, gestation period, adolescence, young age, and later adult life on health in laterlife. A temporal and social perspective are emphasized by a life course approach and whilelooking back to an individual's experiences to know about current patterns of disease and health.It has been determined that, healthy ageing is a challenge and if people can find the factors thataffect ageing then they can start to change those factors (Hutteman, Hennecke and Specht,2014).Socio- economic conditions occurs throughout the life-course that give shape to adultdisease and health risk. This is because subjection of health damaging are socially patterned anddue to an individual's response which may alter the risk of future vulnerability. Therefore, thepower of the link between adult disease & socio economic experiences at different stages cangive clues to the underlying aetiological processes. It has been further determined that thisapproach is not a new concept as it had been experienced in earlier life also, shaping adult health.Ageing refers to changes in human being life such as physically, mentally and functionallythroughout their entire life.It has been discovered that in countries like UK from last 200 years, life outlook at birthhas just doubled from around 40 years to over 80 years. Further, in England women adultmortality has been estimated from Auglican parish registers which discovered an increase inadult survivorship that started in the year as 1700. Apart from this, it has been also observed that,in the year 1950, not country had more than 11% of its population as aged i.e. 65 years andabove. Later on the ageing of the world's population appeared, due to which times fertilityreduced and became a global phenomenon (Settersten, 2018).1
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