Gerontology counselors in training learn about different theories on aging and t
Gerontology counselors in training learn about different theories on aging and the physiological and cognitive changes caused by aging to the various body systems of the elderly. Disengagement, activity, programmed, and environmental theories of aging are just a few. These theories suggest that aging and changes in the body system affect individuals differently, and older people respond to such changes differently.
For this week’s assignment, from your weekly reading, write a 5-page assessment of any 2 theories of aging, the effect of aging on different body systems, and why people age differently. Address the following:
Discuss 2 theories of aging and 2 myths about aging.
Explain how aging affects cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, nervous, and cognitive systems.
Discuss the importance of treating the elderly as individuals.
Demonstrate how the ageist attitude of health care professionals affects the elderly.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:
Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: 5 pages minimum
Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.