Later Adulthood (65+ years)

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  • Created on: 13-12-15 14:23
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  • Later Adulthood(65+years)
    • Physical Development
      • Sight worsens as the eye lenses stiffen
      • Hearing declines with the gradual deterioration of the mechanism of the ear
      • Skin wrinkles because of the loss of elasticity in the tissues
      • People become shorter because their intervertebral discs in the spine compact
      • Sense of smell and taste are poorer.
    • Intellectual Development
      • Have difficulty remembering things quickly
      • Gradual decline of the nervous system-reaction times are slower
      • More life experiences than a younger person-may make better decisions
      • Still need and enjoy intellectually stimulating activities in their lives.




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