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daily doses of estrogen
immune system turns against normal tissue
death that makes sense in terms of individual's pattern of living
reflecting on and reconsidering past experiences, contemplating their meaning with the goal of achieving self-understanding
bone density lessens, increased risk of bone breakage
hearing loss, affects high frequency noises
recall of events that happened long ago
most common form of dementia
genetic limit to length of life
clouding of the lens
tasks of daily life which require both physical and cognitive competence
number of years one can expect to live
squeezed between needs of frail parents and financially dependent children
structural change in the brain in which bundles of twisted threads appear
invisible barrier faced by women and minorities
number of years of vigorous, healthy life
genetically influence age-related declines
basic self care tasks
age based on competence and performance
form of cognition that combines breadth and depth of practical knowledge, ability to reflect and apply knowledge, emotional maturity, etc.
series of strokes leaves dead brain cells
people who are not intimates but spend time with occasionally
end of menstruation
care for terminally ill that relieves pain and is aimed at protecting the patient's quality of life
intelligence by a culture
phase of dying in which heartbeat, circulation, breathing, and brain functioning stop; resuscitation still possible
model of age-related changes in social networks
written statement of desired medical treatment should a person become incurably ill
social theory of aging - social barriers to engagement cause declining rates of social interaction
permanent death
set of disorders that severely affect thought and behavior
theory that claims traditional gender roles maintained during active parenting, then exploration of other
view that attributes age-related slowing of cognitive processing to greater loss of info as it moves through the system
problem solving that requires people to analyze real world situation
intense physical and psychological distress following the death of a loved one
memory to engage in future planned activities
Erikson's theory of midlife
basic information skills
loss of vision due to a break-down of light sensitive cells in the macula
marked acceleration in deterioration of cognitive functioning prior to death
behavior pattern consisting of extreme competitiveness, ambition, impatiences, angry outbursts, etc.
future oriented representations of ourselves
effective coping with loss requires dealing with emotional consequences and attending to life changes
Joan Erikson - psychosocial stage beyond ego integrity
five personality factors; stable
state produced by absence of brain wave activity in the cortex
dense deposits of a deteriorated protein in the brain
elders' dependency behaviors attended to immediately, thereby reinforcing behaviors
social theory of aging - decline in social interaction due to mutual withdrawal between elders and society
declines due to heredity defects and environmental influences
personal qualities - control, commitment, and challenge
children live with grandparents
ability to maximize positive emotion and dampen negative emotion; strength of late adulthood
social theory of aging - strive to maintain a personal system that ensures consistency between past and anticipated future
elders' independent behaviors are mostly ignored, leading them to occur less often
written statement that authorizes appointment of another person to make healthcare decisions on one's behalf
lens has difficulty adjusting to objects at varying distances
practice of ending the life of a person suffering from an incurable condition; immediate
pressure build up in eye
irreversible cessation of all activity in brain and brain stem
aging with gains maximized, losses minimized
midlife transition in which fertility declines
wear and tear arthritis
experience of losing a loved one by death
Erikson's theory of late adulthood
process of telling stories about people and events from the past
before expected death, acknowledging that loss is inevitable, preparing emotionally
memory without conscious awareness
housing for the elderly with a variety of support services
more severe arthritis
reducing the period of diminished vigor
social theory of aging - decline in social interaction due to physical and psychological changes; prefer familiar partners
fear of death
self doubt and stress that prompts restructuring in middle adulthood
phase of dying in which gasps and muscle spasms occur when body can no longer sustain life
responsibility for gathering family
weakened functioning that leaves adult vulnerable
set of strategies that permits the elderly to sustain high levels of functioning
practice of withholding or withdrawing life saving treatment
ending a patient's suffering at the patient's request before a natural end to life
culturally specified expression of the bereaved person's thoughts and feelings through funerals and other rituals
attributes age related slowing to breaks in neural networks as neurons die
devices that permit disabled people to improve functioning
difficulty creating and retrieving links between pieces of information

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