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Subject : health-sciences
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1. How many of the human senses decline with age?

2. Approximately 2/3 of all elder abuse is caused by

3. Progressive loss of hearing with aging - typically resulting from sensorineural hearing loss.

4. Consists of the kidneys - urinary bladder - and ducts that combine to carry urine - Removes waste products from the blood pH - ion balance - and water balance.

5. The second most common (15%) type of dementia. Sporadic - progressive loss of intellectual functioning. Caused by repeated temporary obstruction of blood flow in cerebral arteries ('mini-strokes'-TIA)

6. Name the 3 basic types of Elder Abuse.

7. According to your text - in 2005 - more older adults live in _______________ then any other state?

8. Physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity that is long term or permanent. This is a societal term.

9. Measures working (economically active) and dependent (non-economically active) people: In the year 2000 - it was 8 to 1.

10. The social and physical demands placed on an individual by their environment.

11. What is considered to be the largest of the body's organs?

12. Degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea which results in blurred vision and can cause blindness

13. Older individuals willingly withdraw from society while at the same time society is withdrawing from the individual. This is a mutually satisfying process. Individual is less concerned with social approval and more ego-centric

14. A generalized image of a person or group - which does not acknowledge individual differences.

15. Approximately how many older Americans (reported cases) are abused each year?

16. Permission to do as one pleases at one's own pace - to participate in an activity of one's own choice - and to abandon the activity.

17. Who lives longer - men or women?

18. Which age group is most at risk of suicide?

19. Successful aging requires replacement of lost roles with new ones.

20. How many muscles are there in the human body?

21. Ansley's formula for mental health involved the 'As' and the FFIGs.' The acronym 'FFIG' includes

22. A drug that is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

23. Name one drug current approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer's Disease?

24. A growing introspection - a change in focus from the external environment to the person's interior world.

25. Federal definitions of elder abuse - neglect - and exploitation appeared for the first time in the

26. Which one of the following components of leisure states - 'what may be a challenge for one person - may not be for another?'

27. A cognitive disorder that is characterized by temporary but acute confusion that can be caused by diseases of the heart and lungs as well as infection or malnutrition.

28. How many older adults become scam victims in the United States each year?

29. Memory associated with the recollection of names - numbers - or directions.

30. Too little insulin or cells insensitive to insulin. Increases in late adulthood becaUse of either genetics or inactivity (abdominal fat is indicative). Risk of long-term damage in circulatory system - eyes - kidneys - nerves - and brain. Treatment is

31. Suicide among the elderly is a real concern. Which age group has the highest rate of suicide in the U.S.?

32. Memory associated with thinking about two or more things at once.

33. Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC)

34. Reasons Why people are living longer lives includes

35. What percentage of older Americans live in nursing homes?

36. Condition of decreased bone density and increased porosity - causing bones to become brittle and liable to fracture

37. How many people that live in nursing homes have Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder?

38. Which age group is the fastest growing among older adults?

39. The design of communications - products and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible - without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

40. Progressive - chronic - and usually irreversible group of conditions - like emphysema - in which the lungs have a diminished capacity for inspiration and expiration

41. Selling an older adult a product or service that s/he does not necessarily need is not considered

42. Activities of Daily Living

43. Memory of a skill or procedure

44. Older adults indicated that their favorite leisure time activity was

45. 1. Extroversion 2. Neuroticism 3. Conscientiousness 4. Agreeableness 5. Openness to Experience/Intellect

46. Thickening; loss of elasticity - and calcification (hardening) or arterial walls.

47. Two primary dimensions of stereotypes (Cuddy and Fiske - 2002)

48. Memory associated with time and place.

49. A loss or abnormality of anatomical - physiological - mental - or psychological structure or function. One can have an impairment and not be considered disabled.

50. An older individual's house is considered a part of his or her _____________ environment.