Exam 5: Late Adulthood
____________________ occurs between the ages of 65 to death. It is the time of human development in which many signs of aging appear.
_________________ are social scientists who study biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of aging.
The scientific study of old age is called?
____________ is a form of prejudice in which people are categorized and judged solely on the basis of their chronological age.
__________________ is the rude and condescending way many younger people talk to the elderly.
They are the largest group in the United States (about 70%) of older adults. They are usually healthy, active, financially secure and independent. They range from ages 60-75.
A group which suffers losses in the body, mind, or social support, although the maintain independence, caring for other people as well as themselves (about 20%). They range from ages 75-85.
A group who are dependent and at risk for illnesses and injury, unable to live safely alone (about 10%). They are individuals over the age of 85.
The ___________________ is a calculation of the number of self-sufficient, productive adults compared with the number of dependents (children and the elderly) in a given population.
_________________ is “universal” and “irreversible” signs of aging that effect all living creatures as they grow older.
__________________ are specific illnesses or conditions that become more common with aging and result from poor health habits, genetic vulnerability, and other influences that vary from person to person.
The six risk factors for _______________ were: diabetes, smoking, abdominal fat, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, and high cholesterol.
___________________ impair the body’s absorption of iron, calcium, and vitamin K.
The practice of limiting dietary energy intake, while still consuming sufficient quantities of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients, for the purpose of improving health and slowing down the aging process.
________________ is a shift in proportions of the populations of various ages
An example of macrosystem compensation would be _______________.
The virtue of old age, according to Erikson is ____________, which implies wholeness.