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chapter 1 unit 1

developmental stages of aging

infancy learning to trust
early childhood years identifying as part of a family unit
school years developing skills
adolescent years developing identity as an indevidual
young adulthood forming intimate relationships raising a family
middle years doing chosen work
old age final stage integrating life experiences
arteriosclerosis hardening of the ateries
atherosclerosis a specific form of arteriosclerosis the atery walls are coated with fat this fat makes the artery walls thick the thickness makes the space that blood passes through smaller than normal. this makes the heart work harder to pump enough blood4 ahealthy body
alzheimer's disease brain disfunction causing confusion deterioration ansd disorientation. 1st loss of memory about familar objects then inability to reason hold bowel care for self and purposeful movements change in speech
cancer uncontrolled growth of cells that can obccur any place in body.
80%of all cancer caused by cigarette smoking exposure to carcinogenic chemicals radiation and ultraviolet rays
carsiovascular disease any disease affecting the heary or circulatory system
#1 killer in america cardiovascular disease
cystic fibrosis an inherited disease affecting the lungs sweat glands pancreas. causes those glands to make abnormally thick mucos and increased amounts of sweat and saliva,and causses autonomic nervous system to be overactive.
dementia a mental disorder causing personality changes confusion disorientation stupor change in thoughts and functions memory loss judgement changes
causes of dementia drugs overactive thyroid glands anemia water on the brain insulin shock or tumor in the pancreas
multipul sclerosis disease affecting the nerve fibers of the centeral nervous system. the first sign of extremities of one side of the face muscle weakness dizziness double vision and partial blindness
parkinsons disease disease of the nervous system. usually occurs after sixty
spinal cord injury cause paralysis. the level of it depends on where the spinal cord injury occured.
stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or is blocked by a blood clot. the blood flow is not able tho get to the tissue beyond the break or clot. without blood the tissue dies. this causes paralysis,brain disorder memory loss or death
head injuries cause loss of memory, paralysis coma or brain damage
Created by: culcleasure