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

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