Late adulthood years after 65. Late adulthood can be divided into: Young old 65 – 74 years Middle old 75 – 84 years Old old over 85 years Geriatrics: is the term for medical speciality that addresses the diagnosis and treatment of the physical problems of elderly person
Osteoporosis is preventable to a very large extent by calcium intake and regular load-bearing exercise, such as weight training.
Health problems in late adulthood: higher tones are more difficult to hear than low ones
Health problems in late adulthood: learning, attention, judgment, orientation and language skills as well as decline in physical abilities.
Alzheimer’s disease affects a growing number of older persons—especially those over 80 year.
Cause is not known, but involves deterioration of the brain’s abilities to maintain itself.