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19 Terms: Aging & Memory

June 21, 2013 by  

  • absentminded professor effect
  • active memory
  • activity theory = implicit or normal theory of aging; assumes staying active delays aging.
  • affect optimization = part of Labouvie-Vief’s aging theory; older you get, aim for optimal happiness
  • aging in place = live in own home & community as age
  • Alzheimer’s
  • aneurysms
  • arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • buffers
  • cerebral embolism
  • chunks
  • congregate housing = private bedroom & bath but share dining room, activities, etc.
  • continuity theory = when old continue same beliefs and activities from youth
  • cueing effect
  • declarative memory
  • dependency–support script = dependent behaviors of institutionalized are attended to; rewarded
  • disengagement theory = older you get, more socially isolated you become
  • Down’s syndrome
  • early onset Alzheimer’s
  • echoic memory
  • ego integrity versus despair = Erikson’s 8th stage of development; wisdom is the virtue.
  • episodic memory
  • everyday memory
  • gerotranscendence = become more transcendent when old, less materialistic
  • hemorrhagic stroke
  • high blood pressure
  • iconic memory
  • independence–ignore script = independent behaviors of institutionalized are ignored; extinguished
  • ischemic stroke
  • late onset Alzheimer’s
  • life-care communities = multistage retirement community, shift to more assisted care as needed
  • long-term memory
  • memory
  • memory systems
  • neuron tangles
  • optimal aging = successful aging; elderly who are healthy and cognitively fit
  • practical memory
  • primary memory
  • procedural memory
  • progressive disease
  • prospective memory
  • protein plaque (clumps)
  • pulses
  • recall
  • reminiscence = life review as a tool for successful aging
  • secondary friends = as age lose primary friends, must establish new relationships
  • semantic memory
  • sensory memory
  • short-term memory (STM)
  • social convoy = network of friends “travel” through life together
  • socioemotional selectivity theory = more careful how spend time & money as age
  • steps
  • stroke
  • Third Age = over 45; last trimester of life
  • thrombotic stroke
  • transient ischemic attack
  • when memory
  • working memory
  • Yoruba people of Nigeria

 

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