Unit 4 - Developing Through the Life Stages - Task 3, P4, P5

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Unit 4- Development through the life stages Task 3 P4 & M2 P5 & M3 P4 & M2 Because people don’t always age in the same way as others there are different possibilities of what may occur during ageing, some people may develop serious problems in their fifty’s while others may not develop any problems until they’re in their nineties. Physical changes The menopause occurs when the hormone levels oestrogen and progesterone in a woman falls and the body stops producing eggs, once this starts to occur then menstruation ceases permanently meaning you are unable to conceive. The menopause can start as early as 35 years of age and as late as 60 years of age. Without the high level of the hormone oestrogen your risk of heart disease and…show more content…
Nervous system Motor neurone disease This is a progressive disease which attacks the motor neurones or nerves in the brain and spinal cord which interferes with messages being sent to muscles, therefore messages being passed to muscles gradually stop leading to weakness and wasting. Motor neurone disease doesn’t affect a person’s intelligence however it may affect and change a person’s emotional state of mind changing personality. This is a common sign as a person can go from fits of laughter to cry uncontrollably within seconds GP’s refer to this as emotional lability. Motor neurone disease can affect any adult at any age however the age which people are diagnosed at the most is 40+ the highest peak occurring in the ages of 50 and 70. This occurs when the nerve cells the motor neurons stop working properly. Motor neurones control muscle activity such as: * Walking * Speaking * Breathing * Swallowing * Changes to mental abilities E.G. difficulties with memory, learning, concentration etc. In the final stages of motor neurone

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