This paper presents a thoughtful and controversial proposal about aging, assuming Alzheimer?s disease as the nodal axis of the analytical process, approaching the problem from the perspectives of the social models of aging, the manner in which they are designed, spread and assumed in a global context dominated by the immediate, the frugal, the fast, the young and the short-lived. The dynamics of these models, the costs of social security and emotional balance of seniors are also deliberated in this paper. It discusses the concept of leisure linked to socio-economic and the retirement pension characteristics as well as love and sexual life associated with health taboos and myths on aging. The Alzheimer belongs to this socially constructed context and as impairment it will be explained from a cultural perspective.
|Journal||Entreciencias: Diálogos en la Sociedad del Conocimiento|
|State||Published - 2014|