The Theories of Ageing
Project Dementia and Elderly Care
Theories of Ageing
Social Creation of Dependency
Erikson's theory of ageing is made up of several stages. The stage called "Integrity vs Despair" specifically relates to older adults. This stage suggests that this is when an adult come to terms with their life and what is going to happen to them when and after they are ageing. Erikson suggests that in this stag older adults might feel anger/ despair towards decisions that have previously made and do not have the chance to change.