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Adult interview #2

On the seventeenth of November I interviewed my mother, Lori Evans. She is fifty-five years old and has been married for twenty-seven years. She has had and raised three children, Justin, Matthew, and Brianna (me). To me, my mother has a very loving and caring heart. I hope that I am like her someday. I asked my mother questions about her physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual development.

Over the years my mother has had to deal with many different health problems. Some of the more prominent problems she has had to face and deal with are her chronic pain, discs in her neck decaying, and rheumatoid arthritis. Just recently she had surgery on her neck to fuse the first two or three vertebras together. She has already been able to see a difference. Since my mother was in her mid thirties she has had to deal will chronic pain in her joints. One of the reasons for this could be because of the slow decaying of cushions in between the joints. “The cartilage that cushions the movement of bone and other connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, become less efficient in the middle-adult years, a time when many individuals experience joint stiffness and greater difficulty in movement” (Santrock, p 338). Because she has had difficulty with her joints for the past
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“ The ability to focus and maintain an image on the retina declines sharply between 40 and 50 years of age” (Santrock, p 338). When my mother was younger she needed to wear glasses because she has one eye that is much weaker than the other. During her early years of adulthood she did not wear glasses and did not have a hard time seeing. However, this changed when she was in her early to mid forties. She has had to wear glasses since then and her eyesight has been declining very slightly since then. Therefore, the statement that our eyesight declines as we get older, overall, seems very
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