WVSU PSYC 151 - OUTLINE 241 2016-2017 Physical Development in Middle and Late Adulthood (32 pages)

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OUTLINE 241 2016-2017 Physical Development in Middle and Late Adulthood

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West Virginia State University
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Psyc 151 - General Psychology

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Physical Development in Middle and Late Adulthood From Chapters 13 and 15 Reminders and Announcements Paper due Exam 5 Extra Credit 2 Optional make up exam Outline Defining Middle and Late Adulthood Physical Development in Middle and Late Adulthood Physical changes Sensory changes Hormonal changes Health Trends Defining Middle Adulthood Middle adulthood 40 years to about 65 Early Middle Adulthood 40 55 yrs Late Middle Adulthood 55 65 yrs Aging is a positive experience for most people at least until about age 75 Defining Late Adulthood Who is old Depends on who you ask Younger adults 60 years Older adults 65 74 yrs Depends on Policy Medicare 65 yrs United Nations IRS 60 yrs AARP World health Organization 50 yrs Longevity and Aging Longevity Life Expectancy Life Span Differences in Life Expectancy Influenced by Context Culture Gender Behavioral factors Biological factors Longevity Aging Centenarians Biological factors Contextual factors 15 9 Theories of Biological Aging Genetic Programming Theories Variable Rate Theories Programmed Senescence Theory Wear and Tear Theory Endocrine Theory Free Radical Theory Immunological Theory Rate of living Theory Evolutionary Theory Autoimmune Theory General Principle People who are active early in life reap the benefits later in life Use it or lose it Physical changes in Middle Adulthood Skin becomes wrinkled Hair becomes thinner Fat in torso Can be avoided eating and exercise Teeth yellow Physical changes in Middle Adulthood Strength joints and bones Sarcopenia Cartilage become less flexible Bone loss begins Osteopenia Start to lose height Endurance decreases Cardiovascular system Physical Changes in Late Adulthood The circulatory system and lungs Cardiovascular disorders increase Lung capacity drops 40 percent Endurance decreases Can improve with exercise Sleep in Middle Adulthood Beginning in 40s wakeful periods are more frequent Factors in poor sleep 50 of older adults difficulty sleeping Sensory changes in Middle Adulthood Changes in Vision Presbyopia far sighted Changes in hearing Hearing Loss Presbycusis http www youtube com watch v 2G9Qr2leyw Sensory changes in Late Adulthood Vision visual acuity color vision and depth perception decline cataracts glaucoma macular degeneration Sensory Changes in Late Adulthood Smell and taste Touch and pain Menopause Average age 52 years When a woman permanently stops ovulating and menstruating Symptoms of Menopause Little discomfort for many Most common hot flashes Other symptoms In the US most women view menopause positively Health After Menopause Osteoporosis Can result in loss of height and hunchback Ethnic differences Slowing osteoporosis Changes in Male Sexuality No male menopause Testosterone decreases slowly About 1 per year after the 30s Health and disease in middle adulthood Frequency of accidents declines Fewer colds and allergies Role of Stress in disease 1323 Health Trends Arthritis is the most common Heart Disease Leading cause of death in middle age Role



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