Week 15 PSYC 201 Lifespan Development
Week 15 PSYC 201 Lifespan Development PSYC 201
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Chapter 17 and 18 Life expectancy women live longer than men 81 is the average age for women and 76 is the average age for men ADL activities of daily living selfhelp tasks such a bathing dressing and using toilet IADL instrumental activities of daily living more intellectual daily tasks like housework cooking and money Health habits physical exercise no smoking eating patterns Cataracts lens inside eye become clouded and obscures vision surgically corrected Macular degeneration agerelated deterioration of the retina straightforward vision is worse Hay ick limit genetically programmed time limit to which species is theoretically proposed to subject after which cells no longer have any capacity to replicate themselves cells divide as we age but telomeres are diminished as we age Crosslinking formation of undesirable bonds between proteins or fats causes wrinkles Free radicals molecules or atoms that possess an unpaired electron Dementia neurological disorder involving problems with thinking and memory that affect socially emotionally and physically Alzheimer s sever form of dementia cause is unknown terminal tangling and plaque in the brain Vascular dementia caused by impaired supply of blood to brain which can cause a sense of small strokes Integrity vs despair Erikson thought that the task of achieving ego integrity the older adult must come to terms with who they are how their life has been lives the choices they made and the opportunities gained and lost Life review evaluative process in which elders make judgments about past behavior Activity theory idea that it is normal and healthy for older adults to try to remain as active as possible for as long as possible Disengagement theory theory that it is normal and healthy for older adults to scale down their social lives and to separate themselves from others to a certain degree Continuity theory idea that older adults adapt lifelong interests and activities to the limitations imposed upon them by physical aging Successful aging term gerontologists use to describe maintaining one s physical health mental abilities and social competence and overall satisfaction With one s life Religious coping tendency to turn to religion and institutions for support in times of difficulty Aging in place living in noninstitutional environment to Which modifications have been made to accommodate an older one s needs Independent living community housing complex in which all residents are over a certain age like 55 or 60 Assisted living assistance in daily activities nurses on site ADL assistance average age is 80 Skilled nursing facility nursing homes 24 hour supervision Continuing care retirement community offer a range of care ranging from independent living to skilled nursing care Effects of retirement income poverty health attitudes emotions and mobility Amenity move postretirement move away from kin to a location that has some desirable feature Compensatory migration move to locate neat familyfriends that happened When an elder requires frequent help Institutional migration move to an institution like a nearing home that is necessary
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