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Middle age G&D

1510 Growth and Development

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What is considered middle aged? 40-65
List some characteristics of the middle-aged adult. Stable; consolidation-aspects of life; grown children
What is maturity? Maximal funtion and integration; fully developed philosophy
Examples of Middle-age changes in appearance. Thinning hair/balding/grey; <skin turgor; <subq fat; >wrinkles; fat redistribution
Examples of Middle-age changes in musculoskelatl system. <skeletal muscle bulk at 60; <in height @ 1"; <calcium: muscle can > with exercise
Examples of Middle-age changes in cardiovascular system. Blood vessels less elastic; Blood vessels thicken; Heart disease #1 killer
Examples of Middle-age changes in sensory perception. Visual accuity declines; Presbyopia; <auditory accuity
Examples of Middle-age changes in metabolism. Slows down; weight gain
Examples of Middle-age changes in gastrointestinal system. Tone of large intestines; increases need for fluid and fiber.
Examples of Middle-age changes in urinary system. Loss of nephrons; Glomerulus decrease.
Examples of Middle-age changes in sexuality. Loss of hormones in women; Decreased androgen in men
Erikson's developmental theory for the middle-aged adult is what? Genrativity vs. Stagnation
List some characteristic of Generativity Productive, constructive, creative activity; Personal and professional growth; Parental and societal responsibilites
List som characteristics of Stagnation Self-centered/self-indulgent; Exaggerated concern for personal appearance and possessions; Lack of interest in the welfare of others; Lack of civic and professional responsibilities/activities; Loss of interest in marriage
Indicators of Menopause 40-55 yrs old, lack of menstruation for 12 months, ovation ceases, headaches, breast reduce in size, arousal time increase, weight increases
Indicators of Andropause (Climateric) Androgen decreases
Examples of Middle-age changes in cognitive development. reaction times are fairly stable until end of MA, memory and problem solving ability is steady.
What is the #1 cause of accidental death in the middle-aged adult. Motor vehicle accidents
What is the leading cause of hospitalization of the middle-aged adult. Alcoholism (4 million Americans suffer from this disease)
List the common health problems of the middle-aged adult. Injuries; Cancer; Cardiovascular disease; Obesity; Alcoholism; Mental health
How often should the middle-aged adult have a physical? Annually
How often should the middle-aged adult have a dental exam? Bi-annually
How often should the middle-aged adult have a eye exam? Every 2 years
How often should the middle-aged adult have a breast exam? Yearly
How often should the middle-aged adult have a testicular exam? Yearly
How often should the middle-aged adult have a heart screening? Annually
How often should the middle-aged adult have a colo-rectal exam? Every 5 years
How often should the middle-aged adult have a uterine/cervial exam? Annually
How often should the middle-aged adult have a prostate exam? Annually
List the most common injuries experienced by the middle-aged adult. MVA; Falls; Fires; Burns; Poison; Drowning; Occupational
What are some steps to maintain home safety? Proper lighting; Smoke/CO2 detectors; Declutter; MV maintenence and safety; Machine and tool maintenence.
What are some important factors of nutrition for the middle-aged adult? Drink 2-3L of fluids daily; Maintain recommended nutrient intake.
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