a form of prejudice in which people are categorized and judged solely on the basis of their chronological age.
Senses in late adulthood:
slow down and become less sharp
The advice a doctor is most likely to give to an elderly patient
Good nutrition and regular exercise
(Short term memory) brains ability to hold information at a given moment. The brain slowdown makes processing and perceiving sensation delayed (working memory is reduced).
The prefrontal cortex
shrinks with old age
What produces symptoms that seem like dementia?
Memory loss (Mild cognitive impairment)
Abraham Maslow maintained that older adults are:
more likely than younger people to reach the highest stage of development, self-actualization
Elements of wisdom include:
depends on society, a social virtue