Aging Well: Combating Changes

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1. All of the following are physical changes of aging except ___.

  a. lung functions decrease

  b. sleep is interrupted more often

  c. Pain is felt more acutely

  d. Digestion slows down


2. An adaptive response to change and losses of aging would be ___.

  a. hiding memory loss from others

  b. disengaging from life

  c. hoarding food

  d. maintaining old friends and making new ones.


3. When educating seniors it is important to ___.

  a. value their life experiences

  b. give theoretical information since the will not be doing practical things with what we teach.

  c. keep class participation to a minimum.

  d. set the agenda for them.


4. The % of the elderly who are in nursing homes is less than ___.

  a. 35%

  b. 25%

  c. 5%

  d. 1%


5. A lifestyle that combats aging includes __.

  a. exercise

  b. mental stimulation

  c. socializing

  d. all 3


6. The ability to adjust to ___ may determine how well one adjusts to aging.

  a. conflicts

  b. loss

  c. friends

  d. family


7. Symptoms of depression include ___.

  a. appetite loss

  b. thoughts of death

  c. inability to experience pleasure

  d. all 3


8. A good exercise plan for seniors includes ___.

  a. stretching

  b. aerobics

  c. exercising different muscle groups

  d. all 3


9. Number of minutes of brisk activity needed to elevate mood is ___.

  a. 60

  b. 45

  c. 30

  d. 15


10. Depression in the elderly ___ .

  a. is to be expected.

  b. occurs at a higher rate than in other age groups.

  c. is treatable.

  d. is unrelated to loss of friends and family.


11. You can combat losses in a senior adult by ___.

  a. keeping them at home as much as possible.

  b. finding contributions the senior can make or things they can help with.

  c. if they are confused, eliminate structure.

  d. make sure they control all areas of their life.


12. The most common cause of irreversible dimentia in seniors is ___.

  a. multi-infarct dementia

  b. depression

  c. Alzheimer's disease

  d. trauma