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Muscular, Skeletal & Integumentary Systems in Older Adults - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive overview can help you gain full comprehension of muscular, skeletal and integumentary systems in older adults. Top instructors have developed entertaining lessons you can access online using any computer or mobile device to study the changes older adults experience in body build, mobility, voice and more. Before, during or after reviewing the lessons, assess your comprehension by taking short quizzes and a practice exam. Once you've completed this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Explain how the skin, hair and voice change with age
- Discuss ways the body build changes over time
- Describe how mobility is impacted by age
- Share ways self-concept is impacted by the physical changes of aging
- Provide details about changes in sleep patterns and physical appearance in late adulthood
1. How Hair, Skin & Voice Change with Age
In this lesson, we will explore the obvious changes to our body as we age: hair, skin and voice. We will examine common causes as well as what to expect around certain ages.
2. How Body Build Changes with Age
Watch this lesson for a brief discussion of the physical and mechanical changes that occur to the human body and its systems as we age. Some of the body systems covered include skeletal, muscular, organ, and nervous systems.
3. The Impact of Age on Mobility: Examples & Overview
This lesson examines the physical changes that occur to the mechanical body as we age. Specific regards are given to what decreases mobility, and why.
4. How Self-Concept is Affected by Physical Changes of Aging
Here we will explore how the changes that occur with older age, including skin, muscle and neurological, will change the self-concept and locus of control for individuals.
5. Physical Appearance and Sleep Patterns in Late Adulthood
As people age, they experience many changes in their bodies. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the changes in physical appearance that happen in older adulthood, as well as how people's sleeping habits change in late life.
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Other chapters within the Sociology 103: Foundations of Gerontology course
- Basics of Gerontology
- Research Design for Gerontology
- Demographics of Aging
- Physical Health in Older Adults
- Circulatory & Respiratory Systems in Older Adults
- Cognition, Attention & Memory in Older Adults
- Intelligence & Creativity in Aging Populations
- Mental Health & Lifespan Development Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders in Aging Populations
- Personality in Older Adulthood
- Mental Health Treatment for Older Adults
- Social Implications for Older Adults
- Interpersonal Relationships in Aging Populations
- Finance & Aging
- Employment in Late Adulthood
- Leisure & Community Involvement in Retirement
- Political Issues for Aging Populations
- Death & Bereavement in Aging Populations
- Nervous & Sensory Systems in Older Adults