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Subject : health-sciences
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1. What is considered to be the largest of the body's organs?

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. Memory of a skill or procedure

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

14. Who lives longer - men or women?

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

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

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

18. Most common mental health problem among the elderly.

19. 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.

20. 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)

21. Reasons Why people are living longer lives includes

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

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

24. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. 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.

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

35. Memory associated with time and place.

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

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

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

39. Name the 3 basic types of Elder Abuse.

40. Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48. 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

49. Activities of Daily Living

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