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decribe types of change that may occur in the course of an individuals life
Personality and Physical change may occur to anyone
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User: analyse factors that might make change a positive or negative experience

User: decribe types of change that may occur in the course of an individuals life

Weegy: Personality and Physical change may occur to anyone
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describe types of change that may occur in the course of an eldrely persons life
Weegy: 1. [ Physical Changes Hearing impairment among older adults is often moderate or mild, yet it is widespread; 48 percent of men and 37 percent of women over age 75 experience hearing difficulties.Visual changes among aging adults include problems with reading speed, seeing in dim light, reading small print, and locating objects.The amount of time it takes to respond to features in the environment once they are detected is typically slower among older adults.The proportion of older adults needing assistance with everyday activities increases with age. Nine percent of those between ages 65 and 69 need personal assistance, while up to 50 percent of older Americans over 85 need assistance with everyday activities.The top five causes of death among older adults are heart disease, cancer, cerebrovascular disease (relating to the blood vessels that supply the brain), pneumonia and flu, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In spite of a decline in physical health, two-thirds of older adults who are not living in institutions (such as nursing homes) report their health to be good, very good, or excellent compared with others their age. What's important to remember about people over age 65 is that while many begin to experience some physical limitations, they learn to live with them and lead happy and productive lives. 2. Mental Changes Mental changes in the elderly occur as the result of normal aging, medications, and structural and functional loss. The most common mental impairments include memory loss, dementia, grief, de pression, and anxiety. 3. Psychosocial changes Erik Eriksoncharacterises old age as a period of "Integrity vs. Despair", during which a person focuses on reflecting back on their life. Those who are unsuccessful during this phase will feel that their life has been wasted and will experience many regrets. The individual will be left with feelings of bitterness and despair. Those who feel proud of their accomplishments will feel a sense ... (More)
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