Sociology Index

Aging

Books on Aging and Gerontology, Abstracts, Bibliography, Syllabus, Journals

Aging is a phenomenon that affects all human beings. Gerontology is the branch of science that deals with old age, the ageing process, and the problems faced by old people in society. It is important to know the aging process, its impact on the individual and on society.

Gerontology provides students with knowledge and critical understanding of the processes of aging and adult development. Gerontology prepares students for career opportunities working with healthy and independent older adults, with older adults who have health problems and other age-related limitations.

Legal and Ethical Issues and Aging;

Disability and Functioning in Aging;

Images of Aging in the Humanities;

Grandparent-grandchild relationships;

Molecular Biology of Aging;

Cognitive Function and Aging;

Activity and Successful Aging;

Assistive Technology and Aging.

How and why do we age?

Is old age a period of decline?

How is individual aging related to the structure of society?

What are the problems of an aging society?

What is aging from a developmental or life course perspective?

What is the social and economic outlook for an aging society?