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09-23-10 adulthood-1 - Adulthood and Old Age Module 16...

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Adulthood and Old Age Module 16 Sept. 23, 2010 Announcements EXAM 1 is TUES, SEPT.  28
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Adulthood Adulthood begins  sometimes after  mid-twenties Stages of adulthood  less clearly defined  than childhood.
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Physical development Muscular strength, reaction time, sensory abilities  and cardiac output begin to decline after mid- twenties.  Around 50, women experience menopause; men  experience decreased levels of hormones and  fertility.
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Life Expectancy Life expectancy at birth increased from 49 in 1950 to 67 in 2004. Women live longer than men (76 vs. 81 in US Question of care
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Old Age: Dementia Risk of dementia increases with age. 15% of people over 75 Many causes NOT a normal part of aging! “senility” perpetuates stereotype
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Risk of Alzheimer’s increases with age. 1% of pop 65-74, 20% of pop over 90 Exercise and mental stimulation may risk of Alzheimer’s. “Nun Study”
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