Late Adulthood- Death

Late Adulthood- Death - Late Adulthood- Probably around 65+...

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Late Adulthood - Probably around 65+ -Very diverse time Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood Mental Disabilities and Late Adulthood Dementia- sometimes the onset for this is early- can see people experiencing it in their 50’s and rarely in their 30’s and 40’s- increase as you age- two types- means you are having cognitive impairment- presents as memory problems but can have problems with other cognitive functions like planning and figuring things out 0. Alzheimer’s Disease- more common type- folks start to show memory impairment- the first sign is they are in familiar place and they get lost and disoriented- start to see changes in the brain where neurons are dying and build up of plaque in the brain thetamolide plaque 1. Cerebrovascular Dementia- blood vessels in brain get clogged up- associated with high cholesterol and blood pressure- like having mini strokes and blocking blood supply to part of brain and the neurons die- the result is dementia -You can have both types- person who is losing their mind and memory and don’t know familiar people, memory problems, orientation problems, motor skill loss then fatal
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course PSYC 220 taught by Professor Merriwether during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton.

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