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HDFS 101 Jennifer Aberle Week 12 class notes

by: Lauren Caldwell

HDFS 101 Jennifer Aberle Week 12 class notes HDFS 101

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Date Created: 04/25/16
4/12 Week 12 Poster due 21!!! Middle adulthood  45-65/70  'sweet spot of adulthood'  Physical changes o Primary aging shows up o Secondary -> due to lifestyle -> continues as well o Vision and hearing declines  Presbyopia - farsightedness - increases  My generation may get this even sooner, thanks to the use of technology  Eye lens thicken  Decreased amount of light availability to filter  Reduced focus-adjustment ability  To fix this problem, something is added to the environment  Aka, here it is glasses  Hearing  Presbycusis - adutiroy nerve and structures in the inner ear deteriorate a bit  Accelerates at age 55  Occurs in high and low frequencies  Both primary and secondary aging  Most cells regenerate through the hippocampus  Ppl who are more active are considered happier and healthier o Major healtgh problems and variations in gender, culture, ethnicityu o Midlife health predicts health o Skeletal system  Osteoporosis - declining density of bones  Women get it faster than men - partly due to estrogen  Begins around 30 for both genders tho  Improved / rate decreased / by regular weight-bearing exercise No single variable affects quality of life in middle and late adulthood as much as HEALTH  Cronic illness - has ups and downs and lasts forever really, but will not cause death o Untreated, however, WILL lead to a faster death  Cardiovascular disease - CVD o Cerebral cardiac event/cerebral hemmerage  Aka, stroke  #1 cause of death. partly due to the fact that it is hard to predict o 25% of all yearly deaths o Plac fills the arteries, not cholesterol. They're correlated but not the same o Risk factors are cummulative  Lifestyle choices o Stress is a risk for cardiovascular disease  Plus temperament  Cancer o Second leading cause of death o Similar risk factors to heart disease o Good health habits early on can reduce risk o Genetics comes into play as well o Can be caused by viruses/infectious agents  Leading cause of death for women is lung cancer  That’s the cancer, at least. Heart attacks is the leading cause  Women die of heart attacks more than men  Leading cause of cancer for men is lung cancer  Friedman and Rosenman personality patterns o A  Grandma  Controlling  Impatient  Competitive  Aggressive  Difficultly relaxing o B  Patient  Relaxed  Easy going o D  Chronic, anxious, constantly waiting for something awful to happen  Usually younger than 50-60  SES impacts health and wellness o Eating plant based diets can decrease the rate of secondary aging o Occupational level and education makes differences  Partly due to the edu and exposure to the knowledge and ideas o Ethnicity relates to overall health  Impacts genetics, where one lives, habits by culture  AIDS is leading cause of death for young AA women o Young AA women are more likely to die than any other group 4/19 There is a decrease with age in the ability to maintain attention on two or more information sources at the same time and switch back and forth between them.  Middle adulthood o 45-65 yo o Expertise peaks in midlife o Perceptual speed declines o Attention and memory change o Denny's model of physical and cognitive aging  There is a normal curve of declining in age=relagted changes  Effects of exercise of the skill or ability  Underlying age-related decay curves o Baltes and baltes's model of selective optimization  Physical declines create selectie optimization with compensation to combat aging effects  Selective optimization strategies  Protect your ears at a concert by wearing earplugs  Get reading classes or hearing aids to compensate for failing senses and optimize for the best that you can  You don’t have to settle fo rloosing stuff - you can do stuff to gain more  Cognitive functioning o Episodic memories  Episodes in our life -> o Somatic memory -> crystilized, ability to memorize your home address  Practiced and unpracticed skills o Practice helps with maintaining/gaining cognitive skills o Makes up for deficits o Diff strategies can remember text  Social and personality development o More stable in middle adulthood - less comparisons  Self concept - midlife crisis o A privilaged concept o Between two things - stagnation and ? o Ownership for identity  Generativity o Interest in establishing and guiding the next generation o Generousity  Involves successful marriages  Work achievesment  Close friendships  Altruistic behaviors  Overall mental health o Stable place to which you can be generous o Stagnation  Involved pervading sense of stagnation and personal inpoverishment  Impacted by mood and mental illness  Ex depression  Impacted by loss  Ex death or relationships  Role transitions o Role conflict o Role strain  Dealing with aging parents Mid life profile  Martial stability and satisfaction increase in mid life  Less likely to divorce two times  More able to cope with divorse stress and less likely to dovirce at 3\40 yo  Less extreme personality fluxing, more resilience  Grandparenting usually begins now o Most grandparents express high levels of satisfaction with their role o Grandparents can help children development  Friendships o Less friends altogether, but more intimate and close  Work satisfaction o Less burnout o At its peak despite few promotions o More stability o Work performance quality is high


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