# 6.3: Study Guide for Part V

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## Minority Studies: A Brief Text: Study Guide for Part IV—Aging

1. Identify and differentiate among various groups of the elderly
1. Young-old
2. Old
3. Old-old
4. Oldest-old
2. Discuss the aging process
1. Biological aging
2. Social aging
3. Identify and discuss social attitudes toward the elderly
1. Age-appropriate roles
2. Age-appropriate behavior
1. Clothing
2. Activity levels
3. Sexuality
1. STDs and the elderly
3. Health and illness
1. Ability of the elderly to care for themselves and others
2. Drug abuse and alcoholism
3. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
4. Nursing homes
4. The portrayal of the elderly in popular media
4. Use the Internet to find and display statistical information concerning aging and the elderly
5. Use the Internet to find and display statistical information concerning the current legal status of the elderly in the United States
6. Use the Internet to find and display statistical information concerning the historical legal status of the elderly in the United States
7. Discuss ageism and the forms that it takes in the US
8. Use the Internet to find and display information about anti-ageist political and social groups
1. The AARP
2. The Grey Panthers
3. Others
9. Identify and discuss theories of aging
1. Conflict theories of aging
2. Functionalist theories of aging
3. Symbolic interactionist theories of aging
10. Discuss Social Security and Medicare
11. Discuss theories of death and dying
12. Discuss euthanasia from social, political, and legal perspectives
1. Use the Internet to find and display information about euthanasia

6.3: Study Guide for Part V is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Ruth Dunn.