Later Adulthood

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  • Later Adulthood 65+ years
    • Emotional
      • Reduced self-concept
      • Reduced self-esteem
        • Less valued
        • Retirement
      • Loss of confidence
        • Decline in ability
      • Bereavement
        • Isolation and loneliness
    • Physical
      • Decrease in height and weight
      • Skin becomes thinner and less elastic
        • Wrinkles appear
      • Loss of hearing and eyesight
      • Reduced strength, stamina and flexibility
        • Reduced mobility
        • Reaction times are longer
      • Bones become more brittle
    • Intellectual
      • Loss of skills
        • Problem solving
        • Language
        • Memory
      • Thinking is less flexible
        • Slow in thought
      • Action slips
      • Short and long term memory loss
    • Social
      • Social circle gets smaller
      • Less contact with workmates
      • Retirement
      • Social isolation
        • Reduced mobility and increased weakness
      • Loss of social skills

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