The Family in Later Life

  1. Behavioral Slowing
    The reduced speed in responding to stimuli and the sensory changes in vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell that accompany the aging process.
  2. Frailty
    A condition brought on by a decline in health status that stresses the relationships between aging spouses and between adult children and their aging parents.
  3. Grandparenthood
    A role transition that is discussed in the context of the later-life family because the birth of grandchildren symbolically signifies a shift in centrality and power from the aging generation to the middle generation within the family hierarchy.
  4. Retirement
    Both a physical withdrawal from paid employment and a psychological reorientation of the importance of work to one's identity.
Card Set
The Family in Later Life
The Family in Later Life