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HSS 1101 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Guide: Mastectomy, Soltyrei, Osteoporosis


Department
Health Sciences
Course Code
HSS 1101
Professor
Tien Nguyen
Study Guide
Final

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HSS1101
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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HSS Exam Review 02:50
FALSE - Older you get, less sleep you need
TRUE - Heart disease affects women as much as men
TRUE - People take more medications as they age
FALSE - Intelligence declines with age
TRUE - Physical strength declines with age
TRUE - Older adults have lowest income of all adult groups
TRUE - People tend to change their driving habits as they age
FALSE - Older people are more likely to commit suicide than younger people
FALSE - Many older people are preoccupied with death
TRUE - Most older people new to Canada speak neither English nor French
Age of majority = 18 (adult)
Senior: >65
Young-old = 65-74
Middle-old = 75-84
Old-old = >85
Aging: patterns of life changes as a person grows older
Ageism: discrimination based on age
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Biological age: age of internal systems
Psychological age: adaptive capacities (coping abilities/intelligence)
Social age: habits/roles relative to society’s expectations
Legal age: chronological age (real age)
Functional age: ways in which people compare to others of same age (norm
for abilities of particular group)
Wear and tear theory: more wear and tear on body = faster aging (due to
mistreatment)
Cellular theory: cells have only certain number of reproductive cycles, then
they begin to disintegrate
Autoimmune theory: immune system becomes less effective as age
increases (lifestyle affects process)
Genetic mutation theory: number of nonfunctional/unusual cells increases
with age
Incontinence: involuntary leakage of urine
Presbycusis: age-related hearing loss
Death: final cessation of vital organs (incapable of being restored)
Dying: process of decline in body functions resulting in death
Social death: lack of appreciation/value to other people
Denying death: attitude towards death falls (enemy to acceptance)
Kubler Ross’s 5 stages of death denial:
1. Denial
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