Unit 4 P4

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P4- Explain two stages of psychosocial theories of ageing There are three different ways in which we describe the way in which we age. These are factual as we can see this happening the two different types are biological ageing and cellular ageing. Ageing does not begin at a certain age biological ageing is genetic and wear and tear. Genetic theories are the most influential to relation to ageing cellular ageing is when some of our cells are renewed such as skin cells. Nerve cells are long-lived. Short-lived and long lived cells progress the same but one progresses quicker than the other. This believed age is due to ageing cells as there are a number of changes to older cells such as the appearance of protein, lipofuscin slows down cellular processes, an increase in the cell called lysosomes which contain enzymes to break down cells or an increased number of abnormal chromosomes this is what causes cell death. Psychosocial theories of aging link to how people think about themselves in society. They focus on social impact and how it supports ageing. The two psychosocial theories of ageing I will be talking about are the activity theory and disengagement theory The activity theory was put forward by Havinghurst in 1963. His view of aging is more optimistic view. He said that older people age better when they keep their roles and relationships the same as they will be keeping busy and they will be happier and have a feeling of self-worth and keep them busy and active. People when aging should maintain pies development by staying physically active and doing activities. Making them continue to be healthy and keep bones and heart healthier than a person not doing anything. Intellectually you should maintain learning by playing Sudoku or doing word searches to make sure your still learning new things and keeping your knowledge of old things fresh. Emotionally keeping
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