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Subject : health-sciences
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1. Reasons Why people are living longer lives includes






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






3. Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC)






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






13. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






20. Who lives longer - men or women?






21. 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.






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






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






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






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






26. Most common mental health problem among the elderly.






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






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






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






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






31. 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






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






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. Memory of a skill or procedure






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






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






38. 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.






39. 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.






40. Name the 3 basic types of Elder Abuse.






41. Activities of Daily Living






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






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






44. 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)






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






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






47. 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.






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






49. Memory associated with time and place.






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