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Flashcards in The Life Stage: Later Adulthood Deck (24):
1

What is LATER ADULTHOOD age range?

65+.

2

Improvements in diet and medical treatment can lead to...

People living a healthy longer lifestyle.
Live 20-30 years after they retire from work at 65.

3

Older people can be...

Some of the most productive members in society.
Skills younger people often wish they had.

4

What illness is appropriate for someone who is 65+?

Dementia.

5

What is DEMENTIA?

Illness that affects the brain and memory.
Lose ability to think and behave normal.

6

Why do older people like to play PUZZLES?
Name 5

Promotes intellectual development.
Stimulates the brain.
Doesn't require movement.
Enjoyment/Hobby.
Reduce risk of dementia.

7

Physically what might happen to later adult hoods skin?

Thin.
Less elastic.
More wrinkles.

8

Physically what might happen to later adult hoods bones?

Become more brittle.
Joints stiffing.

9

Less mobile than...

Younger people.

10

Physically what might happen to an older person's height?

Stoop.
Lose height.
Hunch back.

11

Loss of...

Skills and physical capacity.

12

Intellectually what might happen to a person's brain?

Speed pf thinking shortens.
Memory decreases.

13

Intelligence doesn't...

Decline.

14

Intellectually people are keen...

To learn skills and broaden knowledge.

15

Dementia and...

Mental illnesses start to develop.

16

Time spent...

With family and friends.

17

Emotionally retired people take things...

At a steadier pace.
Leading to feelings of contentment and happiness.

18

Why might it EMOTIONALLY be hard in the later adult hood stage?

Lose partners and friends to death.
Distressing and hard to deal with.

19

Emotionally support is...

Important of family and neighbours to them.

20

Always make sure older people from the later adult hood category aren't...

Lonely or feel isolated.

21

Socially what happens at this life stage?

Split into 2 parts.
First part is 67-75.
Second part is 75+.

22

Socially what happens in the first part?

People tend to be very active.
Busy social life.
Often 'on the go'.

23

Socially what happens in the second part?

Tend to slow down. doesn't mean they socialise less.
Type of socialising may just be different.

24

During this life stage physically what will people lose?
Name 4

Muscle tone and strength.
Mobility decreases.
Fine motor skills.
Sensory loss