F08- BB- Chp 17

F08- BB- Chp 17 - Chapter 17 What is OLD AGE A A A A A A...

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10/5/09 What is OLD AGE? A risk factor A sign of frailty A number A conceptualization of time A feeling A state of mind
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10/5/09 Successful Aging Much like middle age, old age has been redefined by: Life expectancy, public health, nutritional advances, vaccinations The Baby Boom cohort The Gerontological Society of America Motto: “Adding life to years, not just more years to life”
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10/5/09 Demographics Late adulthood can be grouped into: The young old (60 – 75) The old old (75 – 85) The oldest old ( 85+) Over 65 has doubled, over 85 has tripled Population of elderly will grow by 71% between 1990 and 2020 In 2020, 1 in 6 Americans will be over 65
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Life Expectancy Increasing in North America Lower infant mortality Lower adult deaths Group differences Women live longer SES Ethnicity Nationality
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10/5/09 Sensory Changes Ability
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2009 for the course PSYC 211 taught by Professor Buccholz during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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F08- BB- Chp 17 - Chapter 17 What is OLD AGE A A A A A A...

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