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Unit 4 Assignment 4 Theories of Ageing

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´╗┐Assignment 4. Unit 4. Theories of Aging Theories of Ageing Activity theory The activity theory attempts to explain that successful ageing is the product of an individual staying active within social interactions. This theory states that there is a direct connection between life satisfaction and social relations and that the individual will not lose social aspects but substitute them new roles, hobbies and relationships. ...read more.


When the individual does fewer activities or activities that, they do not enjoy their life satisfaction can suffer. Whereas activities that the individual has carried through their life stages such as a hobby can improve their life expectancy and quality of life. ...read more.


The individual often achieves this by adapting their choices to ensure their social structure remains the same. The continuity theory is also the only theory where the individual adapts to their environment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activity_theory_%28aging%29 accessed 07/06/2012. http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/aging/retirement/activity-theory-of-aging.htm accessed 07/06/2012. http://www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/activity_theory.html accessed 07/06/2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuity_theory_%28aging%29 accessed 07/06/2012. http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/183.abstract accessed 07/06/2012. B.Stretch & M.Whitehouse, Person Education Limited, 2010, Betc Level 3 Health and Social Care Book 1. Liam Dolman 236687 ...read more.

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