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Chapter 17 Class Participation

   Respond to the following. This assignment is worth 5 points. Make  sure that you use complete sentences, college-level grammar and that you  have completely thought about your response.

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Type the statement’s below and select T for true or F for false after the statements about centenarians.

“The older you get, the sicker you get.” T/F
Centenarians are able to cope effectively with stress. T/F
Approximately 72 genes differentiate centenarians from non-centenarian. T/F
Most centenarians eventually develop Alzheimer disease. T/F
Some centenarians are obese and smoke as a habit. T/F
Japanese centenarians are more likely to talk about children and family than American centenarians. T/F
The personality trait of conscientiousness is related to stress and shorter life expectancy. T/F

What is a telomere and how does it relate to the cellular clock theory of aging?
List three findings from the Nun Study.

     

Chapter 18
As you study, you are improving your cognitive ___________________ (mechanics, pragmatics.)
What neurobiological changes are responsible for the reduction in executive function in late adulthood?
When did the concept of retirement first develop?  What is the average age of retirement for men and women?
What are some of the characteristics of the brains of Alzheimer’s patients?

      

  Chapter 19 Class Participation 

Why do individuals in late adulthood focus more on emotional satisfaction than on the pursuit of knowledge?
Jake is 80 years of age and is experiencing ageism? What might be happening to Jake? Be original.
Would you recommend that a person in late adulthood use a  computer? What advantages have been revealed by research? Give at least  four examples.

      

  Chapter 20 Class Participation

   

 

Compare the definitions of death in the 20th century and the 21st century.
Nancy has been informed that she has less than a year to live. She  seeks a second and third opinion and then flies to South America to  receive an exotic treatment. Which stage of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ stage  model is Nancy evidencing?
Should children between 3 and 5 years of age be spoken to about  death or should it be an unmentionable subject? How should death be  addressed?
What is hospice and how does it differ from other medical approaches? What is palliative care?

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