Group Presentation Chapter 14

Group Presentation Chapter 14 - Group Members Senita...

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Unformatted text preview: Group Members: Senita Zelkanovic Leanne Pike Patrick Mormino Coleen White Trevor Hogan Adults in the stage of middle to late adulthood are experiencing difficult changes in their physical and cognitive abilities as a result of aging. The tasks which were once natural, such as communicating and walking, may become challenging. Many adults find comfort in spirituality and receive physical and emotional aid through relatives and caregivers. 1) Physical changes after the age of 50. 2) Changes in the mind 3) Emotional and Social experiences Aging: gradual changes in the structure and function of our bodies over time that are not due to diseases or accidents. ◦ Life Span: the maximum amount of time any human can survive.  120 years ◦ Life Expectancy: average time a human is expected to live.  Nutrition, healthcare, birthing conditions  Vaccines, medicine Result of preprogrammed changes Regular decline in immune system function causes inability to fight infections Decline in hormones that control growth, metabolism and protein synthesis Genes switch off at certain times leading to widespread cell death Result of random events Biological damage, mutations and radiation Free radicals produced within cells damage molecules by stealing electrons •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course BEH 247 taught by Professor Shifley during the Spring '08 term at MCPHS.

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