Multimedia Resources

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LO 15.2. Explain normative patterns of change in the skin, muscles, and skeletal system during middle adulthood.
Video Resource: How to Reverse Aging
Description: Is there a way to reverse aging? Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku discusses enzymes like Telomerase and Resveratrol, and what the future holds for reversing the aging process.

LO 15.4. Discuss the common health conditions and illnesses during middle adulthood, including risk and protective factors as well as treatment.
Video Resource: Surviving Cancer
Description: The Ted Talk by Debra Jarvis, who survived cancer, talks about the identity of a “cancer survivor” and how we learn and grow from challenging experiences.

LO 15.7. Analyze changes in cognitive capacities during middle adulthood, including attention, memory, processing speed, and expertise.
Web Resource: The Mind at Midlife
Description: Common belief holds that the brain performs best when we’re young, but new research shows the middle-aged mind not only can keep up in many respects, but also can acquire new abilities.

LO 15.8. Discuss learning during middle adulthood, particularly for adults who return to higher education.
Audio Resource: Learning for the Sake of Learning
Description: The NPR story discusses a successful program for students ranging in age from their mid-20s to their 70s. They must be low-income to attend and they are all interviewed before being accepted.