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Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

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What is the most common cause of social isolation among the elderly?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a form of elder abuse?

2. Aside from the loss of money, why might retirement be a challenge for aging individuals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the challenges of aging. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what the most common cause of social isolation of the elderly is as well as knowing the forms of elder abuse.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Most common causes of social isolation of the elderly
  • Forms of elder abuse
  • Relationship between age and discrimination against the elderly
  • Reasons retirement can be a challenge for reasons other than money
  • Defining characteristics of elder abuse

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as elder abuse and ageism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related challenges of aging lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding social isolation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the challenges of retirement

Additional Learning

To learn more about the prejudice and/or discrimination against older people and other challenges facing the elderly, review the corresponding lesson called Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind ageism
  • Identify the most common cause of social isolation of the elderly
  • Know the forms of elder abuse
  • Learn the relationship between age and discrimination against the elderly
  • Appreciate the reasons retirement can be a challenge for reasons other than money
  • Understand the defining characteristics of elder abuse
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