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geriatrics quiz 1 theories

Programmed aging genetic clock determines beginning of aging process
Somatic mutation theory spontaneous unexpected chromosomal changes. DNA/RNA mutations
Free radical theory large molecular injury/O2 compound with extra electron charges/ oxidation
Cybernetic theory CNS is aging pacemaker. Changes in hypothalamus and endocrine system
Wear and tear theory cumulative damage to vital parts of the body leads to death of cells, ect.
Disengagement theory withdrawals from roles and activities
Activity theory social activity is beneficial for aging people.
Continuity theory elders adapt to changes by using strategies to maintain continuity
Life span/Life course theory ideal sequence of events that people expect to experience.
Erikson’s theory of human development integrity vs despair is aging stage.
Exchange theory continued interaction is viewed as rewarding or costly
Thriving, a holistic life span theory ability to find meaning in life/ applicable to OT approach
Created by: mejasha
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