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Physical Development in Late Adulthood Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why do more wrinkles occur in late adulthood?

Question 2 2. Late adulthood refers to the time of life after age _____.

Question 3 3. As Gretchen has gotten older, her doctor has emphasized the importance of eating fruits rich in antioxidants in order to counteract the damage that free radicals in her body might cause, leading to premature aging. Gretchen's doctor appears to subscribe to _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following examples clearly shows how programmed theory differs from damage theory in the study of aging process?

Question 5 5. The cells that transmit messages to and from the brain are called _____ cells.

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Question 6 6. All of the following are true of dementia EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a cause of dementia?

Question 8 8. Skills that relate to our relationship with the environment are collectively called:

Question 9 9. As we age, our nerve cells become reduced in _____ and _____.

Question 10 10. Late adulthood is the period in life:

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Question 11 11. The best explanation of dementia is _____.

Question 12 12. While infants generally need about _____ hours of sleep per day, most older adults only need _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following factors does not influence a person's lifespan?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is appropriate for someone who will need round-the-clock medical care for years?

Question 15 15. Which of the following BEST describes an illness that is long-lasting and treatable, yet not curable?

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Question 16 16. Jim, who is 68, is not enjoying sex as much as he did when he was younger. Which of these is likely NOT related to this?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an outpatient facility?

Question 18 18. If an individual's life expectancy is only around 50, does this mean that their lifespan will end up to be around the same number?

Question 19 19. Which of the following about insomnia is FALSE?

Question 20 20. Why is motor output so important?

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Question 21 21. Nutrition can be an issue in late adulthood due to _____.

Question 22 22. The time of life after age 65 is called;

Question 23 23. Which of the following best identifies some of the factors contributing to sexual issues in old age?

Question 24 24. How are inpatient and outpatient facilities different?

Question 25 25. The _____ cortex deals with information coming into the brain about our environment.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following refers to an illness with a sudden onset?

Question 27 27. Which of the following would be the best example of dementia?

Question 28 28. Early-onset Alzheimer's occurs _____.

Question 29 29. Abioye is a healthy boy who was born in central Africa last year. In 2015, the average life expectancy for a male born in this region was 51 years of age. Does this mean that Abioye will only live until age 51?

Question 30 30. Vivian begins to show very clear signs of aging in her fifties, and dies at age 59. Why would it be reasonable to question her doctor's assertion that Vivian clearly aged and died based on the programming of her genetics?

Physical Development in Late Adulthood Chapter Exam Instructions

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