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Subject : health-sciences
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1. Memory associated with the recollection of names - numbers - or directions.

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

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

4. Who lives longer - men or women?

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

6. Name the 3 basic types of Elder Abuse.

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

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

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

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

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

12. Memory associated with time and place.

13. A disorder characterized by the proliferation of certain abnormalities in the cerebral cortex - called plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Approximately 4 million Americans have the disease.

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

15. 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

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

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

18. 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.

19. Most common mental health problem among the elderly.

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

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

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

23. Activities of Daily Living

24. 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

25. Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC)

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

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

28. 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)

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

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

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

32. How many of the human senses decline with age?

33. 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.

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

35. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. Memory of a skill or procedure

47. 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.

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

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

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