Linking aging theory and disability models: increasing the potential to explore aging with physical impairment.

@article{Putnam2002LinkingAT,
  title={Linking aging theory and disability models: increasing the potential to explore aging with physical impairment.},
  author={Michelle Putnam},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={799-806}
}
PURPOSE Social theories of aging are discussed in relation to their preparedness to address the aging-with-physical impairment phenomenon. DESIGN AND METHODS An overview of the social theories of aging is presented. Individual theories of aging are reviewed to examine (a) how they currently depict and/or include disability in their frameworks and (b) how they could be used to explore the experience of aging with physical impairment. RESULTS Most social theories of aging do not directly… CONTINUE READING

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