Module 11 - 19:37 Menopause the time of natural cessation...

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19:37 Menopause – the time of natural cessation of menstruation; also refers to the biological changes a woman experiences as her ability to reproduce declines Alzheimer’s disease - a progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized by gradual deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and physical functioning Cross-sectional study -a study in which people of different ages are compared with one another Longitudinal study - research in which the same people are restudied and retested over a long period of time Crystallized intelligence - one’s accumulated knowledge and verbal skills; tends to increase with age Fluid intelligence - one’s ability to reason speedily and abstractly; tends to decrease during late adulthood Social clock - the culturally preferred timing of social events such as marriage, parenthood, and retirement The physical changes of adult life may trigger psychological responses For women, aging means a gradual decline in fertility…among women 35-39, a single act of intercourse is half as likely to produce a pregnancy as it would be for a woman 19-26 But women’s foremost biological sign of aging is menopause, the ending of the menstrual cycle Men experience nothing equivalent to menopause, although they do experience a more
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