Those over 85 years old are the fastest growing segment of the U. S. population. Medical advances have enabled an unprecedented number of Americans to live longer, healthier lives. But for millions of elderly, living longer can also mean a debilitating physical decline that often requires an immense amount of care. After reading the theories of aging document and watching the caregiver video address the following questions:

  • Compare and contrast two theories of aging as it relates to the role of the care giver.
  • What is the one thing you learned that you did not previously know?
  • What is the one piece of information that will most likely affect your nursing practice?

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.



Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.

Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page).