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an elderly person, especially an old age pensioner
Senior citizen
an elderly person, especially one who has retired
Golden-ager
removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business
Retirement
the state or condition of being subject to death
Mortality
growing old; aging
Senescence
showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, especially short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease
Senility
gerontology
Later Maturity
Branch of health care dealing with the physiology and psychology of aging and with the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses affecting the older adult
Geriatrics
Study of all aspects of the aging processes and their consequences
Gerontology
the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism
Death
involves physical healing, limitations stretching through rehabilitative procedures, psychosocial coming-toterms with adjustments in everyday life activities
Reengagement
a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason
Depression
the intentional taking of one's own life
Suicide
a member of an organized group of elderly people seeking to secure or protect their rights by collective action
Gray Panthers
having lived or existed long
Aged
Second Career
Second Career
having increased population of the elderly
Senior Power
a disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle, and subject to fracture, owing to loss of calcium and other mineral components, sometimes resulting in pain, decreased height, and skeletal deformities: common in older persons, primarily postmenopausal women, but also associated with long-term steroid therapy and certain endocrine disorders
Osteoporosis
a program of old-age, unemployment, health, disability, and survivors insurance maintained by the U.S. federal government through compulsory payments by specific employer and employee groups
Social Security
a U.S. government program of hospitalization insurance and voluntary medical  insurance for persons aged 65 and over and for certain disabled persons under 65
Medicare
the act or an instance of motivating again
Remotivation
freedom from obligation or occupation; leisure
Disengagement
is generally considered to begin at about age 65
Late Adulthood
time available for ease and relaxation
Leisure time
affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone
Loneliness
Aging produces the following organic changes: A __crease in connective tissue
increase
Aging produces the following organic changes: Disappearance of __ elements in nervous system
cellular
Aging produces the following organic changes: __creased number of __ cells
increased - functioning
Aging produces the following organic changes: __creased fat
increase
Aging produces the following organic changes: decreased __ utilization
Oxygen
Aging produces the following organic changes: Amount of blood pumped during __
rest
Aging produces the following organic changes: Air expired by __
lungs
Aging produces the following organic changes: Decrease in __ strength
Muscular
Aging produces the following organic changes: __crease in Excretion of __
decrease - hormones
Aging produces the following organic changes: __ and __ acuity
Sensory - perceptual
The development tasks of later maturity by Havighurst are: Adjusting to decreasing __ & __
strength and health
The development tasks of later maturity by Havighurst are: Adjusting to retirement and __ __
reduced income
The development tasks of later maturity by Havighurst are: Adjusting to death of __
spouse
The development tasks of later maturity by Havighurst are: Establishing satisfactory __ __
living arrangements
The development tasks of later maturity by Havighurst are: Establishing an explicit affiliation with one's own __ group
age
The development tasks of later maturity by Havighurst are: Meeting __ & __ obligations
social and civic
Aging is the most universal of all __ phenomena.
biological
Late adulthood begins at approximately __ years of age.
65
Mental illness in the aged is often equated with __ __ without adequate investigation of possible __and __ factors.
mental deterioration - physiological - nutritional
The high suicide rate of the elderly reflects the lack of __ of this age group.
understanding
__ background, __ age, __, __, psychosocial and __ factors affect longevity and health.
Genetic - parental - nutrition - culture - socioeconomic
Erikson's/Newman and Newman developmental task for the older adult is __. He defends the meaning and dignity of the life style he created for himself.
ego integrity versus despair
The ability of the person to adjust to old age depends a lot on how well he __ for it.
prepares
The aging person becomes more aware of __ & __ and realizes that he must come to terms with death.
death and illness
The aging person experiences a new balance between self & __.
society
Sexual capacity may frequently continue beyond the age of __.
80
Maturity is a process of continuing __ & __.
growth and discovery
A __ puts us in a position from which we can not retreat to what used to be.
crisis
__ __ can be a richly rewarding time of life.
Growing old
One's attitude toward growing old drastically affects one's __ and experience of growing old.
interpretation
Adjustment to __ & __ depends greatly on how one has adjusted to life in the past.
old age and retirement