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Late Adulthood Physical, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development

Late Adulthood Physical, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development

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Published by Junnel Rose

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Published by: Junnel Rose on Mar 19, 2009
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Chapter 17Chapter 17LATELATE
 
OLD AGE TODAY 
AGEISM
– prejudice or discriminationagainst a person (most commonly anolder person) based on age.
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Efforts to combat ageism are makingheadway, thanks to the visibility of agrowing number of active, healthy olderadults.
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 Today, many older people are healthy,vigorous, and active. Although effectsof primary aging may be beyondeoles control the often can avoid
 
“YOUNG OLD” OLD OLD”“OLDEST OLD”
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Primary Aging
– Gradual, inevitable, process of bodilydeterioration throughout the life span.
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Secondary Aging
– Aging processes that result fromdisease and bodily abuse and disuse and are afterpreventable.
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Functional Age
– Measure of a person’s ability tofunction effectively in his or her physical and socialenvironment in comparison with others of the samechronological age.
GERONTOLOGY  
– study of the aged and theprocess of aging. 

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