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Late Adulthood Analysis

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Week Five: Late Adulthood Physical Physical development continues to decline as one ages, typically experiencing weakened immune systems and a lessened ability to hear, see, smell and balance as well as before (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Because of such challenges, older adults are more prone to failing and hurting themselves, which can compound physical challenges and require adjustments to go about accomplishing once was normal daily life tasks. Social/Cultural Life satisfaction is typically related to social relationships, which helps us to understand why relationships are essential for older adults' well-being (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Naturally, it would seem that most adults in their later lives would have more support from friends and family to rally around them and support them through the various challenges and stressors of late adulthood. However, Broderick and Blewitt (2015) acknowledge that it is normal for their social networks of friends and family is smaller in scope than in the past. It must be…show more content…
These stressors include life events that have changed dramatically, such as losing a loved one, becoming more dependent on others, as well as other daily life hassles that result from physical limitations. There are two kinds or stress that older adults face--chronic and daily hassles (Broderick and Blewitt, 2015). Spiritual Although most older adults in late adulthood are not working full-time in their careers, well-being is still linked to being productive, exercising skill and being confident of having meaning to one's life (Broderck & Blewitt, 2015). Just as generativity is important in young and middle adulthood, it still a value that is carried with individuals into late adulthood. Often times, this sense of purpose is linked to adults' values and spiritual beliefs.
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