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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 353
Professor
Rose Joudi Kadri
Semester
Winter

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PSYC 353 – January 24, 2014 **See the longevity articles on Blackboard** **Watched a video about the senior population in Okinawa** Defining Health and Illness - Heath – Absence of acute and chronic physical or mental disease and impairments - Illness – presence of a physical or mental disease or impairment Quality of Life - Relating to specific diseases or conditions o To what extent does distress from illness or side effects associated with treatment reduce the person’s will to live? o Valuation of life – Qualitative - Relating to end-of-life issues o Functioning and well-being o Alzheimer’s (and related dementia) Changes in Immune System - How does the defense system work? - How does aging affect the immune system? o Not well understood - Aging is related to how well the system
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