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1

which countries experience steepest increase in older population?

developing countries

2

3 major domains of ageing?

physical
cognitive
view of self/personality

3

how does self-rated health impact older people?

predictor of mortality

4

What kind of memory declines with age?

fluid
working memory

5

what is dialectical thinking?

can see truth in opposing points

6

5 components of wisdom:

1. rich factual
2. rich precedural
3. lifespan context
4. relativity
5. knowledge re: uncertainty

7

personality change is red flag for?

frontotempoal lobar degeneration
Alzheimer's

8

What is diogenes syndrome?

personality disorder masquerading as dementia

9

2 way people adapt to being older:

Assimilation
Accommodation

10

Maturity of Defences means? which study?

If life gives you lemons...
Harvard Study

11

BASE study's main point?

selective optimisation and compensation (eg. older pianist)

12

Row and Khan's ideas?

successful ageing

13

what does heterogeneity do as people age?

increase

14

old age universal decline?

nope. opportunity for growth