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Human Development Chapter 23
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According to Barrett (2012), ---- is more strongly predictive of health than any other factor
Although they have sex less frequently then they used to, more elderly couples report that their sex life has --- rather than ---- .
Calorie restriction may-----.
slow down aging
Constructing settings and equipment so that they can be used by everyone- able-bodied, sensory-acute, or not--- is known as -----
Elderly drivers have fewer car accidents than young people do because _____.
elderly drivers compensate for deficiencies by driving more slowly and avoiding night driving
Enid and Fred, married 52 years, have been living in the same home for the past 30 years. They have a comfortable retirement, and when they need help with something, they can rely on their middle-aged children or young adult grandchildren. However, Enid and Fred are fiercely independent, providing much more care than they receive. This couple's experience is _____ among elders.
For older drivers, which of these variable is the strongest predictor of a car accident?
not being able to turn head quickly
In 2018, even at age 85, only about _______ percent of elders were in long-term facilities.
in 2018, in the United States, only 3 percent of older people lived _____.
in nursing homes
In a Swedish study, centenarians were found to be less likely to ____ than octogenarians.
take antidepressants medication
In the United States, ______ of those who live past 100 show no cognitive impairment
More than half
Limiting the time a person spends being ill or infirm is referred to as
compression of morbidity
Mary is an older adult who continues to drive. Which of the following is NOT likely to be a characteristic of her driving behavior?
driving at night
Now that Hank is 75, he uses selective optimization with compensation while driving. For example, he _____.
drives more slowly
Research has shown that the homicide rate for those over the age of 65 is ____ the rate for those in their 20s.
less than one-tenth
Seventy-six-year-old Thomas tripped on a garden hose and broke his leg. His 17-year-old grandson, Austin, fell while skateboarding and broke his leg. Why is Thomas's injury more of a concern than Austin's injury?
Thomas is less likely to fully recover than Austin is.
The inability to access, process, or communicate information _________.
hinders the ability to learn
Which of the following is NOT true about most elders?
Most elders rely on others for basic care.
Which of these is NOT true regarding sexuality in late adulthood?
Women stop intercourse earlier than men for biological reasons
Who is likely to exercise the MOST?
Brandon, who is in his twenties
In 2017, what percentage of the United States population was over age 65?
Which of the following statements about cellular aging is true?
Aging may be caused by the inevitable loss of the ability of cells to duplicate perfectly
Statistically, ____ people over the age of 65 is/are deaf or almost deaf
1 in 12
The condition known as fragile bones is called "____".
Paulo, age 62, has developed heart disease from a lifetime of smoking cigarettes. His heart disease is an example of _____.
Agesim affects the elderly by _______.
undermining their feelings of competence and self-esteem.
_______ is the oldest possible age that members of a species can attain, whereas ______ is the number of years the average newborn in a population group is likely to live.
Maximum life span; average life expectancy
Which distinguishes the "old-old" from the "young-old"
reductions in physical or mental ability
Individuals classified as "oldest-old" are usually how old?
The main reason people may not notice the "young-old" is that ______.
they do not fit society's stereotypes of the elderly
The elderly who are dependent and most likely to have age-related illnesses are "_____".
Researchers who study ______ find that many older adults are happy and require no special care from other people
Inez, age 76, believes she is independent and has personal autonomy. She is likely to be:
mentally and physically healthier than people her age who do not share those beliefs
Calorie restriction may________.
slow down aging
Constructing settings and equipment so that they can be used by everyone-able-bodied, sensory-acute, or not--is known as ______
For older drivers, which of these variables is the strongest predictor of a car accident?
not being able strongest predictor of a car accident?
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