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PHD 0015 Human Development ONLINE NOTES FOSEE , MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY (436821-T) MELAKA CAMPUS, JALAN AYER KEROH LAMA, 75450 MELAKA, MALAYSIA. Tel 606 252 3594 Fax 606 231 8799 URL: http://fosee.mmu.edu.my/~asd/ (SAHSD) Centre for Foundation Studies and Extension Education (FOSEE)
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PHD0015 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Chapter 8 PHD 0015 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 8: MIDDLE ADULTHOOD - This period is between 40-60 years of age. - People are at top earning period, acquire sound judgement and mature acceptance of life’s ups and downs. - Known as command generation, they wield authority in societal institutions. Physical Development - Changes in the body are results of aging. Their behavior and lifestyle in youth affects timing and extent. - The changes are as follows: a. Visual problems – lenses of the eye less flexible. b. Gradual hearing loss c. Sensitivity to taste and smell begins to decline d. Strength and co-ordination declines e. Loss of endurance Climacteric - It is also known as perimenopause for women. - The ovaries and adrenal glands produce less of female hormone estrogen. - Male climacteric refers to a period of physiological, emotional and psychological change involving the male reproductive system and other body system. Health - Women after menopause (42-50 years) have higher chance to suffer from heart disease and osteoporosis. - Common diseases are heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, ulcers, and
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2010 for the course FOSEE CVL1040 taught by Professor None during the Spring '09 term at Multimedia University, Cyberjaya.

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