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    Middle Adulthood Development

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    1) Describe the physical changes that we encounter during middle adulthood. For example, what health changes do we experience during this time period?

    2) What hormonal changes do women encounter during menopause?

    3) How do these changes collectively influence our growth of development during midlife?

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    1) Some of the physiological changes that occur during middle adulthood result from aging and our genetic makeup; however, a person's lifestyle and behavior can determine the timing of these changes. There is most likely a gradual decline in sensory and psychomotor abilities, which may include some eye problems such as prebyopia (focusing on close objects), increases in myopia (near-sightedness), and hearing problems such as presbycusis (hearing loss). A person ...

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    During middle adulthood there are many physical and psychological changes that a person experiences. Women experience menopause in addition to other types of changes such as hearing problems, eye problems, bone density, and many more.