17.1. Identify influences on life expectancy.
17.2. Explain the neurological developments that take place during older adulthood.
17.3. Discuss age-related changes in body systems including the sensory, cardiovascular, respiratory, and immune systems, and identify how older adults may compensate for changes.
17.4. Analyze the role of nutrition and exercise in aging.
17.5. Discuss older adults’ susceptibility and adaptation to chronic illness and injury.
17.6. Examine Alzheimer’s disease, and discuss its course, including risk and protective factors.
17.7. Distinguish among other common dementias, such as vascular dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
17.8. Compare patterns of change in working memory, long-term memory, problem solving capacities, and wisdom.
17.9. Identify influences on cognitive change.