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2 Lesson 4 Health Through the Life Span Think about some happy, healthy older adults you know. What characteristics do they share? How do these characteristics contribute to their positive attitude?

3 Lesson 4 Lesson Objectives Describe the physical, mental/emotional, and social transitions that occur during middle and later adulthood Identify lifestyle behaviors and health programs that promote health and prevent disease In this lesson, you will learn to:

4 Lesson 4 Transitions in Middle Adulthood Erikson’s seventh developmental stage is middle adulthood, encompassing the ages from 40 to 65. These years are often full of transitions.transitions Physical transitions Mental transitions Emotional transitions Social transitions Middle Adulthood

5 Lesson 4 Physical Transitions People in middle adulthood experience physical changes as their bodies begin to age. Skin loses its elasticity, the functioning of the body’s organs slows, and the body’s immune system becomes less effective. Females experience menopause around ages 45 to 55. Middle Adulthood

6 Lesson 4 Mental Transitions Just as exercise strengthens the muscles, mental activities strengthen the brain. Solving puzzles, reading, and playing board games provide mental stimulation. An adult who “exercises” his or her brain remains mentally active. People reach middle adulthood with a great deal of knowledge and experience, which they can use to pursue new interests. Middle Adulthood

7 Lesson 4 Emotional Transitions The midlife crisis for some individuals results from questions and concerns about: Middle Adulthood Having met their goals. Feeling loved and valued. Having made a positive difference in the lives of others. Keeping the health triangle in balance and continuing to set goals along the way will help people avoid these concerns.

8 Lesson 4 Social Transitions Many adults of this age are faced with the death of a parent or the empty-nest syndrome with their children growing up and leaving home.empty-nest syndrome People who maintain healthy relationships with family and friends have less difficulty adjusting to these changes. For many, this is a time to apply their talents and life experience to community and social programs. Middle Adulthood

9 Lesson 4 Goals of Older Adults Erikson’s final stage of development, late adulthood, occurs after age 65. One of the goals of people at this stage is to look at life with satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment. Older adults evaluate the events of their lives and their achievements. If they have lived their lives with integrity, they are likely to be satisfied.integrity Late Adulthood

10 Lesson 4 Expanding Opportunities in Late Adulthood Many adults look forward to retirement so that they can pursue new interests. Others choose to continue to work or even change careers. For many, volunteering is another way of staying active. Late Adulthood

11 Lesson 4 Public Health Policies and Programs for Older Adults The government offers Medicare to people 65 years of age and older and Medicaid to people with low incomes and limited resources. Many workers must plan for their own retirement with personal or company-run long-term savings plans. Through use of these funds in conjunction with Social Security benefits, the poverty rate for older adults has been reduced. Late Adulthood

12 Lesson 4 Quick Review 1.no time to themselves. 2.physical, mental, and emotional transitions. 3.more financial insecurity. 4.less awareness of their role in the world. Q. Which of the following does people in middle adulthood face?

13 Lesson 4 Click Next to attempt another question. A. People in middle adulthood face the following: physical, mental and emotional transitions. Quick Review - Answer

14 Lesson 4 Quick Review True False Q. Many adults face the empty- nest syndrome after their children grow up and leave home. Choose the appropriate option.

15 Lesson 4 Click Next to attempt another question. A. True. Many adults face the empty-nest syndrome after their children grow up and leave home. Quick Review - Answer

16 Lesson 4 Quick Review True False Q. Integrity refers to going your own way without regard to how your actions affect others. Choose the appropriate option.

17 Lesson 4 Click Next to attempt another question. A. False. Integrity refers to a firm adherence to a moral code. Quick Review - Answer

18 Lesson 4 Quick Review 1.eating healthy and exercising help inhibit high blood pressure. 2.eating snacks helps inhibit obesity. 3.playing the dating field keeps stress and boredom from setting in. 4.skipping breakfast decreases hunger during the day. Q. Which of the following is specific example of the relationship between health decisions made as a teen and disease prevention later in life?

19 Lesson 4 Click Next to attempt another question. A. 1. eating healthy and exercise help inhibit high blood pressure. A specific example of the relationship between health decisions made as a teen and disease prevention later in life is healthy eating and exercise help inhibit high blood pressure. Quick Review - Answer

20 Lesson 4 End of Lesson 4 Click Home to view the Main menu.

21 Lesson 4 Erikson’s seventh developmental stage is middle adulthood, encompassing the ages from 40 to 65. These years are often full of transitions.transitions Physical transitions Mental transitions Emotional transitions Social transitions Transitions in Middle Adulthood A transition is a critical change that occurs at all stages of life. Middle Adulthood

22 Lesson 4 Many adults of this age are faced with the death of a parent or the empty-nest syndrome with their children growing up and leaving home.empty-nest syndrome People who maintain healthy relationships with family and friends have less difficulty adjusting to these changes. For many, this is a time to apply their talents and life experience to community and social programs. Social Transitions Empty-nest syndrome is the feelings of sadness or loneliness that accompany children’s leaving home and entering adulthood. Middle Adulthood

23 Lesson 4 Erikson’s final stage of development, late adulthood, occurs after age 65. One of the goals of people at this stage is to look at life with satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment. Older adults evaluate the events of their lives and their achievements. If they have lived their lives with integrity, they are likely to be satisfied.integrity Goals of Older Adults Integrity refers to a firm adherence to a moral code. Late Adulthood

24 Lesson 4 A. Correct! People in middle adulthood face the following: physical, mental and emotional transitions. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

25 Lesson 4 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer

26 Lesson 4 A. Correct! Many adults face the empty-nest syndrome after their children grow up and leave home. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

27 Lesson 4 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer

28 Lesson 4 A. Correct! Integrity refers to a firm adherence to a moral code. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

29 Lesson 4 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer

30 Lesson 4 A. Correct! A specific example of the relationship between health decisions made as a teen and disease prevention later in life is the following: healthy eating and exercise help inhibit high blood pressure. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

31 Lesson 4 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer


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