Definition of Gerontology
- American English – /jair-uhn-tAHl-uh-jee/
- British English – /je-ron-tOl-uh-jee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌdʒɛrənˈtɑlədʒi/
- British English – /ˌdʒɛrn̩ˈtɒlədʒi/
- Geriatrics and gerontology are often used interchangeably, but geriatrics refers specifically to the health and wellness of older individuals and gerontology studies the aging process (senescence) in a broader sense.
- A (noun) gerontologist studies (adjective) gerontological issues.
- Aging and Social Gerontology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Death and Dying Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “gerontology” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- activity theory
- continuity theory
- disengagement theory
- life expectancy
- primary aging
- role exit
- secondary aging
- social gerontology
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