The life course perspective of aging is the idea that things will not always stay the same. Globally and individually as you go through life, your goals and perspective on things will most certainly change. According to Texas A&M University Commerce instructor Dr. Dawg, “The vision of the ideal life changes as a person transitions through life. The definition of the ideal life is shaped by circumstances that one encounte...
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...atchful eye on them to help with things they can no longer do themselves. This transition can bring about much stress, because they feel out of control of their life, and do not know what to expect in their new environment. A lot of these emotions are categorized under anticipatory grief, which is where the elderly feel dead even before they die. Listen to Diane Cowan, MA, MT-BC, Director of Denver Senior Care, explain the transitional phase.
In my own life, I have gone through a lot of transitions that has shaped and molded me. However, the one major transition I haven’t had to deal with yet is death of a close family member such as a parent or grandparent. The thought terrifies me. I was actually raised by my grandmother, and I can’t even imagine letting her go. That will be an important transition that will be hard for me to undergo.
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