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1

What is the life expectancy in Australia?

78 for males
83 for females

2

What is the increase in life expectancy due to?

Declines in death especially from cardiovascular disease

3

What are the leading causes of death in Australia?

Cancer
Chronic heart disease
Stroke

4

What is the life expectancy for Indigenous Australians?

56 for males
63 for females

5

At what age are you considered to be "ageing"?

Oveer 65

6

What domains does ageing affect?

Physical
Intellectual/cognitivee
View of self/personality

7

How does inter individual variability change with age?

Increases

8

In which groups are age effects smaller?

High IQ

9

In which tasks is there a slowing with ageing?

Speed of response a factor

10

What type of memory typically declines with age?

Working memory

11

How does fluid and crystallised intelligence change with age?

Fluid intelligence declines more than crystallised

12

What is Erikson's developmental task in late life?

Conflict: ego integrity vs despair
Solution: construct coherent and meaningful life history

13

How does personality change through older age?

Relatively stable
Less
- Impulsive
- Anxious
- Angry

14

What can personality changes in the elderly be?

Warning of incipient disease