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the study of aging and the elderly
gerontology
the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege among people at different stages of the life course
age stratifcation
a form of social organization in which the elderly have the most wealth, power, and prestige
gerontocracy
informal andunpaid care provided to a dependent person by family memebers, other relatives, or friends
caregiving
prejudice and discrimination against older people
ageism
the idea that society functions in an orderly way by disengaging people from positions of responsibility as they reach old age
disengagement theory
the idea that a high level of activity increases personal satisfaction in old age
activity theory
assiting in the death of a person suffering from an incurable disease; also known as mercy killing
euthanasia