Late adulthood

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Let’s look at the keywords of that period.
• The fastest growing segment of the population percentage of the population of the elderly
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• Definition: "the later part of life; the
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period of life after youth and middle
age . . .(at what age it begins can not be
universally defined)
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e.g. The Un has agreed that 65+ years may be
usually denoted as late adulthood.
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2014
2015
2016
percentage of the population of the elderly
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The late adulthood is the happiest and most
satisfying period in one’s lifetime.
Physical changes:
• Body deteriorates
• Recall fades
• Energy wanes
• Sensory capacities and cognitive
abilities decline……
Psychological changes:
• Words that are increasingly used
words that convey positive emotions
• Amygdala shows diminishing activity in
response to negative events
• The bad feelings fade faster than the
good feelings
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Percentage “satisfied” with life as a whole
Percentage“satisfied” with life as a whole
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80
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72
70
68
15-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65+
The monster we met in the final level has
come up.
The character Super Mario represents the
old people’s solutions to the challenge or
pressure
The monster represents the challenge
or pressure occurs in each stage
Round
1
VS
loneliness
Old people
• Children have long since
“left the nest”
• Keep in touch with
their children
• There is nothing to do
because they have retired
• Try to do those things
they have been longing
to do for so many years
Round
2
VS
negative events
• Income shrinking
• Life quality going down
• Family members and
friends passing away or
moving away
• Diseases
• So on……
old people
• Trying to think about happy
things in their lives and keep
positive attitude
• Learning new things to
distract attention
Round
3
VS
death
• The great enemy
during the whole
lifetime
old people
• Pausing and reflecting on
their lives
• Show less fear of death
than the young people
The prize of defeating all the
monster – a happy late adulthood.
Better
emotions
Children’s
accompany and
support
Enjoyin
ga
better
life
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