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Dinesh Ramoo

Key Takeaways

  • The most common age definition for middle adulthood is from 40-45 to 60-65.
  • Biological factors, such as molecular and cellular changes, and oxidative damage are called primary aging,
  • Aging that occurs due to controllable factors, such as an unhealthy lifestyle including lack of physical exercise and poor diet, is called secondary aging.
  • Exercise is a powerful way to combat the changes we associate with aging.
  • The climactericor the midlife transition when fertility declines, is biologically based but impacted by the environment.
  • Perimenopause refers to a period of transition in which a woman’s ovaries stop releasing eggs and the level of estrogen and progesterone production decreases. 
  • Menopause is defined as 12 months without menstruation.
  • fluid intelligencewhich refers to the capacity to learn new ways of solving problems and performing activities quickly and abstractly.
  • Crystallized intelligencewhich refers to the accumulated knowledge of the world we have acquired throughout our lives.
  • Expertise refers to specialized skills and knowledge that pertain to a particular topic or activity.
  • A novice is someone who has limited experiences with a particular task.
  • Stress is defined as pattern of physical and psychological responses in an organism after it perceives a a threatening event that disturbs its homeostasis and taxes its abilities to cope with the event.
  • According to Erikson generativity encompasses procreativity, productivity, and creativity. 
  • The sandwich generation refers to adults who have at least one parent age 65 or older and are either raising their own children or providing support for their grown children.

 


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