Declining physical skills. Expanding Responsibility. Increasingly conscious of time. Seek to transmit something meaningful to the next generation. Career achievement and satisfaction.
What is the OVERALL definition of Middle Adulthood?
Gains and Losses
What is the physical development of Middle Adulthood?
Visible signs of aging : wrinkles, age spots, gray hair. Height and Weight Changes: Lose up to 2 inches in height (most in women). ----Osteoporosis - severe age-related bone loss affects 40% of postmenopausal women. Higher proportion of body fat. (20% or more) Increasing rate of obesity. (1/3 Middle Aged Adults)
Age-related loss of muscle mass and strength that seems to appear in Middle-Aged Adults
"Old Eyes" - Lens loses ability to adjust to objects at various distances. Difficulty seeing in low light.
"Old Hearing". Adult onset hearing loss. Affects about 50% of individuals over age 50. ( Earlier in men.)