Disengagement Theory

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The influence of two major theories relating to health and social care provisions This assignment will be evaluating how the two major theories of aging (disengament and activity theory) influence health and social care provisions. As people age they can age in different ways, some people may be effected by their physical health and their oppurtin ities become restricted. because of this they socially withdraw and disengage themseleves becoming independent and in some case defined and an invidual. Other older people may try and stop the disengament process form happening by remain mentally and socially actie even if their physical health starts to fail, this is so they prevent themselves from disengaging. By doing this they maintain some…show more content…
this means their opportunities are very limited and any opportunities for them to socialise aren’t usually taken. Disengagement theory influences health and social care provisions to provide more opportunities for older people to socialise even though they may have ill physical health. Activity theory suggests that older people must try and keep them selves mentally and socially active in order to prevent disengagement from taking place. This theory influences health and social care provisions to provide opportunities and resources to make sure that older people remain physically and mentally active In order to prevent disengament theory and promote activity theory these service have been made available for older people when disengament theory poses a threat to an individuals ability to socialize: NHS befriending…show more content…
These groups include : * Wine appreciation clubs- where older adults do wine testing and experience different wines and flavours * Writing clubs- where older adults hare their novels, poems or books amoung their peers and have disscussions about it * Golf club- where older adults meet up on a secdual to participate In games of golf * Book clubs- clubs where older adults talk about books they have read and share their thoughts and views * Day trips – where a group of older people take a day trip to socialize and experience new things E.G going on a road trip to blackpool pier or brighton beach Social centres Social centers offer activites for older people to participate, the activities give older people a chance to socialise with each other, this will w=resultin the reduction of all the older people in the group feeling socially wiothdrawn form others. Socail centers usually provide a lunch during open hours so older people get to sit doen with each other and socialize properly finding similarities and
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