Inequalities Later in Life

Please read the report on inequalities later in life by the Centre for Aging Better. As you read, think about how not only the physical declines of aging confer health disadvantages, but also the social stigmas associated with it. Additionally, think about how aging intersects with socioeconomic position (and you might even want to pair this lesson with the one on social class above). Can you think of other social factors that might also intersect with aging in ways that confer either health advantages or disadvantages? How might you use these insights in the care of patients in the clinical setting?