Psychology of aging

SCENARIO: You have been hired as a Policy Analyst for the Manitoba Provincial Government. You have been asked to compare and contrast the MB population demographics from 2015 and 2018.
QUESTIONS: Consider the attached population numbers (2 PDF documents) for the Province of Manitoba to answer the following questions.

a. What was the Proportion aged 65+ in 2015 and 2018?
b. Using Proportion 65+, what was the Aging Index of Manitoba in 2015 and in 2018 (numbers)?
Also write out what the Aging Index means in plain language (in words)?
c. How many centenarians (including super-centenarians) were there in Manitoba in 2015 and 2018?
d. Based on above comparisons over 2015 and 2018, would you say this population is aging? Why or why not? Draw on the above numbers and concepts to explain your answer.

SCENARIO: Read the following New York Times Article entitled, “My Own Life” by the neuropsychologist and author Oliver Sacks.

QUESTION: How does this article relate to Disengagement Theory? How does it relate to Socioemotional Selectivity Theory (SET)? Which one does it support/reflect the most? Explain. Make sure to describe both Disengagement theory and SET in your response.

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