Optimal Aging in Late Adulthood Term Paper

A brief look at the aging process and positive ways of dealing with it.
# 150464 | 906 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2012 in Aging (General)

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This paper briefly discusses how during the final stages in the lifespan, people have a tendency to to "move away" from previous periods often known as "usefulness" and how when a person thinks about the aging process, gray hair and old age comes to mind. Thepaper further examines how this stereotype has changed because of development and how studies have stated that staying active can help postpone some of the aging process. Aging is inevitable and a part of life. There is no way to prevent the aging process from happening, but there are ways to delay the process.

Physical Change
Cognitive Change
Social-Emotional Change
Positive and Negative Approach

From the Paper:

"There can be certain precautions taken when a person loses his or her hearing. He or she can learn to read lips and rely on his or her vision to have a better understanding of what is being said during a conversation. Another way to improve hearing would be to minimize the distractions and loud noises in the background. Being able to focus on one situation at a time will start to become crucial. A common way to help with loss of hearing is using a hearing aid. This will allow the person to input an aid into his or her ear and he or she can turn up or lower the volume as needed. "As with vision, most older adults do not suffer from hearing loss great enough to disrupt their daily lives" (Berk, 2010, pg. 570). Examples of loss of memory are that a person will not be able to retain as much information. A person may not remember which friend said which comment. He or she may not remember certain chains of events. Certain memories will become jumbled along with confusion. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berk, L. E. (2010). Development through the lifespan. (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Frazier, L. D., Newman, F. L., & Jaccard, J. (2007). Psychosocial outcomes in later life: A multivariate model. Psychology And Aging, 22(4), 676-689. doi:10.1037/0882-7974.22.4.676
  • Sullivan, S. J., Mikels, J. A., & Carstensen, L. L. (2010). You never lose the ages you've been: Affective perspective taking in older adults. Psychology And Aging, 25(1), 229-234. doi:10.1037/a0018383

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