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Late Adulthood: Social Aspects of Later Life
Terms in this set (22)
This Theory of aging is based on the premise that successful methods used throughout life for adjusting and adapting to life events are repeated. Traits, habits, values, association & goals remain stable throughout the lifetime, regardless of life changes.
the upper limit of a person's ability to function in five domains: physical, sensory, motor, cognitive, ego strength - own personal will or belief in self
the physical, interpersonal, or social demands that environments put on people
when press level is average for particular level of competence
zone of maximum performance potential
when press level is slightly higher, tending to improve performance
zone of maximum comfort
when press level is slightly lower, facilitating a high quality of life
When people choose new behaviors to meet new desires or needs and exert control over their lives.
allowing the situation to dictate the options they have thus allowing the environment to control them
integrity vs. despair
Erikson's eighth and last stage. From age 65 to death, people who look back on their lives with satisfaction develop a sense of wholeness and integrity. Those in despair look back with regret and disappointment in the lives they have led.
process by which people reflect on their events and experiences they have had over their life times
Individuals' perceptions of their overall happiness and life satisfaction.
type of coping strategy that includes seeking pastoral care, participation in organized and non-organized religious activities, and expressing faith in a god who cares for people
transitional job held between one's exit from a career job and final retirement
a term to describe the group of people who journey with us through over lives - support, protection, security. The better the healthier we are through life.
process by which social contact is motivated by many goals, including information seeking, self-concept, and emotional regulation
frail older adults
older adults who have physical disabilities, are very ill, and may have cognitive or psychological disorders
activities of daily living (ADLs)
personal care activities, including bathing, dressing, getting into or out of bed, walking indoors, and using the toilet
instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)
Activities that are required for an individual to be independent in society beyond eating, grooming, transferring, and toileting; these activities include writing a check, buying groceries, and preparing food.
an individual who lives along or a group of individuals who live together
the ability to perform the activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities (IADLs)
sense of place
state of mind derived through the infusion of a place with meaning and emotion by remembering important events that occurred in that place or by labeling a place with a certain character.
assisted living facilities
Housing options for older adults that provide a supportive living arrangement for people who need assistance with personal care (such as bathing or taking medications) but who are not so impaired physically or cognitively that they need 24-hour care.