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9 Cards in this Set

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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
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
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
secondary to < testosterone
35-65 (40-50) more gradual changes
symptoms of andropause
change in sleep patterns
< sex drive
< muscle mass, >abd fat
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