Lecture: Late Adulthood
In the United States, there are 10 million people 65 and older. Optimal aging appears to have greater health, vibrancy, and social relationships are quite strong. Normal aging describes general tendencies for those of a particular age. Impaired aging refers to those who have more severe disability or social isolation.
Most people in late adulthood report enjoying very good health and are very satisfied with their lives. In 1900, average life expectancy was about 47 years for white females and 80.4 years for black females.
Working memory capacity declines with age, while long-term memory is more resistant to the effects of aging. Delirium is a sudden state of confusion and agitation that some people experience when hospitalized or institutionalized. Cohabiting couples in this age group are not uncommon.
What percentage of older adults require personal assistance for daily activities after the age of 85?
According to the latest data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, more than 20% (21.7%) of adults aged 85 and up required assistance with activities of daily living in the first half of the year.
What is the major drawback of some continuing care facilities?
The most significant disadvantage in evaluating continuing care communities is the complexity of their contracts, which can range from requiring a deposit of up to $1 million to only charging monthly fees.
What is the most likely reason for the involvement of African American grandfathers in the lives of their grandchildren?
What is the most likely reason for African American grandfathers’ involvement with their grandchildren? People must redefine themselves in ways that are unrelated to their professional roles.
What percentage of the population enters late adulthood having never been married?
About 6% of adults never marry, though many have long-term relationships. Those who never marry are often very involved in family and caregiving, and they do not appear to be particularly unhappy in late adulthood, especially if they have a strong social network.
When researching the elderly population what is the fastest growing age range?
The 85-to-94-year-olds, who grew from 9.5 million to 12.4 million between 2000 and 2010, were the fastest-growing age group within the older population.
Why do seniors want to stay in their homes?
Moving causes both physical and emotional stress, and many seniors are afraid of leaving behind beloved neighbors and a family home full of memories. Add the fear of the unknown to those concerns, and a move to senior living can be downright overwhelming.
At what age are fears about death the greatest?
Death anxiety is most prevalent in young adulthood (ages 20 to 40).
Which profession was exempt from laws prohibiting a mandatory retirement age?
In most professions, imposing a mandatory retirement age is illegal, but there are exceptions: federal law recognizes ADEA exemptions for air traffic controllers, federal police officers, airline pilots, and firefighters.
Which of the following is a broad category of diseases encompassing?
Infectious disease is a broad term that covers a wide range of illnesses, from sexually transmitted infections to deadly tropical diseases, that are spread by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi and affect people all over the world.
Which of the following is a leading cause of death in elderly people?
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the leading causes of death among adults 65 and older in the United States in 2019 were heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease.
How many black kids are raised by grandparents?
Black children are at least twice as likely as children of other racial and ethnic groups to be cared for primarily by a grandparent, accounting for 8% of black children and 4% of Latino children. Only 3% of white children are primarily cared for by a grandparent.
Which of the following can assist in conflict resolution when elderly people live with their children?
When elderly people live with their children, which of the following can help with conflict resolution? hospice care
Which of these cognitive functions is most sensitive to decline in old age?
Working memory is one of the cognitive functions that is most vulnerable to age-related decline.
What are the stages of older adulthood?
The Four Stages of Maturity, according to Cohen
- Phase Iu2014Midlife Reevaluation (mid-30s to mid-60s) Phase I is more of a quest than a crisis.
- Phase IIu2014Liberation (late 50s to early 70s)
- Phase IIIu2014Summing Up (late 60s to early 80s)
- Phase IVu2014Final Phase, Encore (late 70s to end of life)
What are the developmental stage of elderly?
Old age is divided into three stages: young old (55u201365 years of age), middle old (66u201385 years of age), and old old (85 and older). As calcium and other minerals are lost, the bones become more brittle.