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 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 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 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.
Which stage of retirement involves retirees feeling that retirement is not all that they thought it would be and missing the stimulation of a job or finding that it’s difficult to keep busy quizlet?
She began to feel that retirement wasn’t all she had hoped for, that she missed the stimulation of a job, and that it was difficult to keep busy. Which stage of retirement does this describe? despair in the face of death
At what age are fears about death the greatest?
Death anxiety is most prevalent in young adulthood (ages 20 to 40).
Which of the following older people is most likely to experience elder abuse?
Which of these elderly people is most likely to be the victim of elder abuse? According to statistics, Peter has the highest risk of being abused, as dementia is a known risk factor for elder abuse.
What are the chances of someone needing long-term care?
Basic Needs A person turning 65 today has a nearly 70% chance of requiring long-term care services and supports in their remaining years; one-third of today’s 65-year-olds may never require long-term care, but 20% will require it for more than 5 years.
How long do people use long-term care?
According to the latest AOA research, the average woman requires long-term care services for 3.7 years, while the average man requires long-term care for 2.2 years.
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.
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
What is a major obstacle that the elderly continue to face with regard to working?
What is the most significant barrier that the elderly continue to face when it comes to finding work? Age discrimination.
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.
How do most researchers currently view menopause?
Menopause is now regarded as a normal part of the aging process by the majority of researchers.