2. There is a close relationship between the Number of
interest people at all ages have and the success of their
A number of conditions are responsible for the change
in interest which are given below:-
2) Social status
3) Economic status
4) Place of residence
6) Marital status
7) Values etc.
3. Types of Interest
4. Personal Interest During old age
Interest in Self:- Old person may become
egocentric and self-centered to the point where they
think more about themselves than about others and
have little regard for others Interests and wishes.
They also show their preoccupation
with themselves by talking endlessly
about their pasts, expecting to be
waited on, and wanting to be the
center of attention.
5. Interest in Appearance:- Old person may
cease to care about their clothes or become careless
Place of residence also plays an important role in
determining how great an Interest the elderly have in
Old men ,as a group ,tend to
be more Interested in their
appearance than old women.
Who live alone have far less
Interest than those who live
with grown children or in
homes for the retired elderly.
6. Interest in Clothes:- Interest in clothes depends to
some extent upon how socially active the elderly are, partly
on their economic status, and partly on how willing they
are to accept the fact that they are growing old and must
adjust to it.
Women’s clothing styles changes faster than those of men.
Older people’s interest in clothing is also affected by
the difficulty they have
finding readymade that are
stylish and yet fit their aging
7. Interest in Money:- Retirement or unemployed
may leave the elderly with greatly reduced incomes or
with no income at all unless they are eligible for social
security or welfare relief.
This focus their attention on money and stimulates
their interest in how they can get more money or make
ends meet with what they have.
8. Recreational Interest During old Age
Elderly men and women tends to remain interested in the
recreational activities they enjoyed in early adulthood, and
they change these interest only when necessary.
Common recreational activities of older people includes
reading, writing letters, listening to radio ,watching T.V. ,
visiting friends and relatives,
sewing embroidering, gardening,
travelling, playing cards, going to
the theater, and taking part in the
activities of civil, political, or
9. Social Interest During old Age
With advancing age, most people suffer increase social
disengagement. They become boring to others. This
further adds to their social isolation.
There is a rapid decline in membership and activity in
community organizations after sixty or, for men, after
There is less attendance at the meetings of community
organizations and a tendency to make a less active part in
the running of the organizations.
A change in the individual’s status,
due either to loss of a spouse or to
10. Religious Interest during Old Age
Elderly people may become more religious as death
approaches, or if they are seriously disable, the average
elderly person does not necessarily turn to religion in
the sense that it becomes a new interest or a new
interest or a new focal point of attention.
The most common effects of religious changes during
old age like Religious tolerance, Religious Beliefs and
11. Interest in Death During Old age
Many old people have a concept of heaven or hell and
about the afterlife.
As people becomes older, they usually become less
interested in life after death and more concerned
about death per se and about their own death. This is
whose physical or mental
condition has begun to
12. Old persons may and often do still fear death because
of the uncertainty about whether there is an afterlife
and what it will be like:-
When will I Die?
What is likely to cause my death?
What can I do to die as I wish to die?
Am I justified in taking my life?
How can I have a GOOD Death?
Old person become egocentric and self-centered. They also
show their preoccupation with themselves by talking endlessly
about their pasts. They often do still fear about death. This age is
a rapid decline in membership and activity in community. Old
person take part in the activities of civil, political, or religious
organization. Who live alone have far less Interest than
those who live with grown children or
in homes for the retired elderly.
Many old people have a concept of
heaven or hell and about the afterlife.