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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/5/09 Middle Adulthood Chp 15 Tue 11-18 Thr 11-20
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10/5/09 Middle Age (Lachman, 2004) 73.6 million adults between ages 40- 59 (US Census Bureau, 2000) 26% of the US population Fast growing age groups 50-54 (55% of pop.) 45-49 (45% of pop) Increase in interest in research on midlife
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Vision Changes in Middle Adulthood Presbyopia Difficulties in dim light Reduced color discrimination
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Hearing Changes in Middle Adulthood Gender, cultural differences Hearing aids can help § Presbycusis Earliest, most loss in high frequencies
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10/5/09 Midlife Health Cancer Abnormal growth/division of cells beyond normal limits Cells destroy/invade nearby tissue Spread to other areas of the body Stems from abnormality of genetic material of cell Often curable
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10/5/09 Most Common Types of Cancer
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Cardiovascular Disease § Symptoms Heart attack Angina pectoris – chest pain Arrhythmia § Risk Conditions High blood cholesterol High blood pressure Atherosclerosis
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Reducing Heart Attack Risk Quit smoking Reduce cholesterol Treat high blood pressure Maintain ideal weight Exercise regularly Occasional wine or beer Low-does aspirin Reduce hostility, stress
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Managing Stress Reevaluate the situation Focus on events you can control Consider alternatives Exercise regularly Relaxation techniques Constructively reduce anger
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10/5/09 Personality and Health TYPE A Personality Highly goal driven and competitive Time-conscious and extremely TYPE B Personality Easy going, calm, and patient Content and less reactive Slow-going and Friedman and Rosenman (1974, 1983)
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10/5/09 Mental Health in Midlife 2/3 of adults in midlife still have
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