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Through Experienced Eyes: Issues of Aging

How does aging affect the lives of the elderly in America?

What issues do aging Americans face in our world today?

Interested in diseases of aging?

Possible Topics:

·         Cardiovascular Diseases (stroke, heart attack, hypertension, etc.)
·         Cancer
·         Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
·         Diabetes
·         Osteoporosis
·         Arthritis
·         Eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, Macular Degeneration)

Interested in social/emotional/psychological issues?

Possible Topics:

·         Isolation/loneliness
·         Changing role (or lack of role) within family and society
·         Depression
·         Alienation
·         Death and Dying
·         Loss of spouse

Interested in mobility?

Possible Topics:

·         Transportation
·         Driving/accident proneness/reaction time
·         Ambulation (walking)
·         Use of/dependence on assistance or assistive devices

Interested in financial issues?

Possible Topics:

·         Retirement funds/planning/necessity of working past retirement age
·         Challenges of living on a fixed income
·         Paying for prescription drugs/medical care
·         Estate planning/funeral costs
·         Vulnerability to ‘scam artists’/fraud

Interested in navigating programs?

Possible Topics:

·         Social Security
·         Medicare/Medicaid
·         Prescription drug plans

Interested in housing/caretaking?

Possible Topics:

·         Quality/cost of extended care facilities/assisted living facilities
·         Home health care
·         Elder abuse/neglect

Interested in impact of increased longevity/increasing number of seniors on society?

Possible Topics:

·         Elderly supporting their own children/grandchildren in poor economy
·         Impact on social programs/entitlement programs
·         Impact on healthcare system

Interested in legal issues?

Possible Topics:

·         Power of attorney
·         Living wills

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