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define middle age
40-65 years change with enthusiasm
midlife crisis-examine youthful abilities towards where they are not. some people are not happy, notice that what they want at 50 was not what they thought they wanted at 25
Erickson/taks
generativity vs. stagnation-willingness to care for and guide others
re-evaluate ones goals and accomplishment
used to be a time of economic stability-not so much now
develop lesiure activiteis
relate to spouse as person
accepting and adjusting to physical changes
adjusting to aging parents
havighist-civic and social responsibility
Physical changes
fatty tissue is redistributed-waist disappears
skin is drier
wrinkles appear
grey hair/loss of hair
< Cardiac output, strength, muscle mass agility(depends on exercise and how healthly
<visual and hearing acuity- near vision impaired >40 nn glasses for reading
decrease in hormones leading to menopause/andropause
health concerns
cumulative effects of health habits-time tend to develop + habits
HTN appears
Type 2 DM common
cardiovascualr effects
beginning of COPD from poor health habits
stress-chronic
chronic health problems start to become more commom
cognitive development
little change in abilities-Increase motivation to learn. processing infor takes more time b/c more memory to sort through
often increased motivation to learn
problem soliving abilits remain intact
Role Changes
time management-more freedom
less time with kids but more time with parents "sandwich" generation-teens and aging parents
ANDROPAUSE
secondary to < testosterone
35-65 (40-50) more gradual changes
symptoms of andropause
depression
irritability
change in sleep patterns
< sex drive
>ED
< muscle mass, >abd fat
<energy
change in short term memory, spatial function
Testosteron Replacement therapy
nns more research
?>risk of benign hypertrophy of prostate or/and prostate CA with testosterone replacement
? change in lipid profile