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You have chosen your Aging Topic (Depression in older adults who have lost spouse) for the semester and you have done some preliminary research on that topic. You will now conduct an interview with either an individual dealing with your chosen Aging Topic, or someone helping an individual dealing with your chosen Aging Topic. After completing the interview, when you write your paper you must connect what you learn from the interview to course concepts, so carefully chose your questions. You may want to look up concepts from lecture and the textbook that go along with your Aging Topic and ask specific questions that will help you learn more about how those concepts have affected the person you are interviewing.
Explain to your subjects that their privacy will be protected and you will not use their real names. If your topic concerns Alzheimer’s or dementia, DO NOT interview the person suffering from that ailment. Adults with cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc..) are considered a vulnerable population and cannot take part in a research interview. If this is the case for your topic, you should plan on interviewing a family member of, or caregiver for, that person.
- The interview must consist of at least 10 questions. As you go through the interview process, feel free to ask follow-up questions to clarify responses and to gain additional information. Be sensitive to the needs and experiences of the person you are interviewing. A typed transcript of the interview questions and answers must be included.
A 2 page paper (minimum) connecting the interview to the course including the following requirements:
- Thoroughly connect interview responses to at least three course concepts that are covered in the textbook or lecture.
- A discussion of ways in which this interview may relate to your present or future personal and professional life.
- Follow the layout and structure of the template exactly. Each section has specific requirements so that the information is easy for you to include and for the reader to find. The required template is available here: Interview Assignment paper template revised.docxDownload Interview Assignment paper template revised.docx
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Interview Assignment ***A template is provided below and is required for this assignment.*** Please read through the details below: You have chosen your Aging Topic (Depression in older adults who hav
FAM 453 Family in a Later Life Course description: An examination of the aging process with emphasis on intergenerational relationships, family life cycle, normative and non-normative changes and influences, and multiple stressors. Course overview: The purpose of this course is to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to help individuals who are dealing with the changes and transformations that come with aging. This education will prepare students to improve the quality of life individuals and families experience throughout the life cycle. Student learning objectives: At the end of this course, students will have the ability to: 1. Examine theories of adult development. 2. Review adulthood changes and continuities in physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual development. 3. Describe the effects of stress and coping strategies. 4. Evaluate how the advances in science and technology affect the quality of life for humans as they age. 5. Understand adulthood health and well-being related to changes and continuities in development. 6. Identify and discuss resources for adulthood challenges. 7. Assess perception of what “family in later life” means. Required Text(s) and Readings/Materials: Drentea, P. (2019). Families and aging. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Additional readings and videos as assigned