Gerontology Life Reflection
Life Review Paper: Proposal & Script 1
Life Review Paper: Proposal & Script 5
Biology of Aging Theory
Biology of Aging Theory
Mr. Salim is an old man who lives in a small village away from the city. He used to work on the farm that he owns. He has been suffering from arthritis. Currently, I live in my father’s house that is very close to my grandfather; Mr. Salim. The interview will be about his life status and how he has been handling it. Also, I will go over the causes, challenges, and recoveries. Furthermore, I will discuss how the disease altered his life in all its aspects.
Mr. Salim is sixty-seven years old. He is my grandfather from my mother’s side. When we were a small family, we used to live with him. He is average tall, of the medium body, and takes care of himself very well. However, recently he has been moving around using a stick to help him stand up and for a long walk. This is due to his bones joints and his advanced age is a factor for that.
First, the interview’s place and time will be discussed with him in advance so he can be prepared for it. After the preparation period, the interview will be on two different days, so I do not make him sit in one place for a long time. The first day of the week and on the second of the week as well. He has his own sitting area on the farm that he prepared by himself a long time ago where the interview will take place. The particular time of the meeting will be 4 PM in the afternoon because one of his habits is to sit outdoor at this time.
The reason for choosing my grandfather is because of the life stories and his old way of life that he used to tell me and my siblings about. Also because I used to help him out with his farm once in a while and see how he loves what he does. He used to be strong and active where he was always doing something in his life. Suddenly at the age of forty-six, he started feeling some pain in his leg joints and he started losing his strength day by day. Despite the fact that he was trying to be healthy by exercising and eating healthy food every day. Therefore, I am interested to know the cause of his illness, the treatment, and how his life altered after this unexpected event. Whenever I look at him, I always hope to see him like how I used to see him before and regain his full strength and see the farm glowing again.
From this, the assignment level will be very comfortable because I and my grandfather are very close. I have always been fascinated to know what occurs to him and how does he feel. Despite this, he is affectionate, satisfied, and accepted himself which also made me very happy and comfortable to choose him for this paper. Besides, I have been very close to him and I like to talk with him all the time about different life situations.
In conclusion, I am looking forward to knowing the cause of his illness, medication, and his current lifestyle. Also, I am curious to know how can someone prevent themselves from getting this illness. Thus, the interview theory that I can discuss in my paper is the biology of the aging theory. The reason for that is its best suit my grandfather’s situation and it also deals with the human body altogether with the injuries and how it is treated.
1. How is your life journey so far, in general?
2. How was your life before the illness?
3. What happened before you feel sick?
4. What were the exercises and activities that you were doing before the sickness?
5. How did it all start?
6. Are you being bothered by people or situations?
7. How do you describe the disease and what is all the misery of your friends and close relatives?
8. Do you seem to be intimidated or undermined by people or situations whenever you are asked about the disability?
9. How do you view yourself? And do you have any plans for the future? If so what are they?
10. What is the toughest part of having this illness and staying with it for a long time?
11. Do you feel unique or different from other people in all perspectives?
12. Whenever people or friends visit you, how different are they treating you in different circumstances? Do they make you feel that you need them?
13. Have you adopted any useful habits that could help you through this?
14. Did you appreciate your healthy life before and do you wish to be like normal people again? What have you learned from the sickness?
15. What is it like taking the medication every day? How is your experience?
16. Are the medications expensive, do you feel it could have been better if you planned for it ahead of time?
17. How did you manage to stay with the disability for a long time without expressing any signs of giving up on life?
18. Was the illness avoidable or it just approaches without any preventable precautions? If it was preventable, How would you prevent it from happening, and what advice would you give to your younger self, to me, and the whole family?