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Ageism

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

Working memory

(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)
Alzheimer disease

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

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