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How does the cultural attitude influence views on different aspects of aging?

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Mayanne Chu
4 August 2021
How does the cultural attitude influence views on different aspects of aging?

How does the cultural attitude influence views on different aspects of aging?

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Sammy Wong
4 August 2021

Hope this is helpful.

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Mayanne Chu
4 August 2021

Thank you for your opinion.

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Sammy Wong
4 August 2021

Cultural attitudes and values profoundly influence the views on different aspects of aging, including dependency and demand of services. Similarly, expectations about behaviors in older people may differ due to cultural factors, leading to the consideration of some pathological behaviors regarded as normal in other cultures. The marks of growing into adulthood are often a source of pride, but, in some cultures and specifically in developed countries, marks of natural aging can lead to awkwardness or shame. When discussing myths and stereotypes, cultural attitudes may cause the elderly to feel embarrassment and may influence the milieu, eventually leading to marginalization. It is both the subjective feeling of the individual and the social environment that are influenced.

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