Presentation on theme: "Late Adulthood Death & Dying Chapter 13 & 14 Life Span."— Presentation transcript:
Late Adulthood Death & Dying Chapter 13 & 14 Life Span
Old age > 65 3 periods – Young old 65 – 74 – Old 75 – 90 – Very old 90 +
Life Span Maximum number a years a species is capable of surviving – 120
When does the aging process begin? A.Conception B.Retirement C.Onset of illness D.When you get that first gray hair E.When your oldest child turns 13
Aging Normal Senescence – Symptoms of normal aging Gerontology – Study of aging
Theories of aging Biological Theories Clockwork theory Free-radical theory Wear & Tear theory Immune system failure theory Autoimmune theory Psychosocial theories Disengagement theory Activity theory Continuity development theory
Clockwork theory Connective tissue has an internal clock Stop reproducing after “so many” times
Free-radical theory Metabolism free radicals Bind with proteins etc. Mutations Aging
Anti-oxidants prevent formation of free radicals
The inevitability of Death He said: "I was in my early forties, With a lot of life before me, An' a moment came that stopped me on a dime. I spent most of the next days, Looking at the x-rays, An' talking 'bout the options an' talkin’ ‘bout sweet time. I asked him when it sank in, That this might really be the real end? How’s it hit you when you get that kind of news? Man whatcha do? An' he said: I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu. And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter, And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying. An' he said: Some day, I hope you get the chance, To live like you were dyin'."
Cognitive development Sensory lose Reaction time slow Memory
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