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Can you please provide the physical changes, cognitive changes, and socioemotional changes of late adulthood with APA citation and reference?

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Physical changes:
A person's physical appearance can begin to change when they reach late adulthood. The wrinkles that we started to notice during middle adulthood are now becoming more noticeable and age spots being to develop as well. As we grow older, we also grow shorter because of the bone loss in the vertebrae. During this time, weight usually drops also which can give our body a saggy appearance and we begin to move more slowly. However, remaining mobile is important in maintaining an active lifestyle and independence into late adulthood. Research shows that "regular walking decreases the onset of physical disability in older adults" (Santrock, 2009, p 538-539).

Also in late adulthood, sensory functions can change. Visual acuity, depth perception, and color vision start to decline as well as several diseases of the eye can start to appear. Driving at night becomes more challenging and dark adaptation is slower and when going from a well-lit room to a semi-dark room it takes longer to adjust to the lighting. Because a person's depth perception declines and makes it more difficult for a person to determine how close or far away something is, or how high or low something is. At this age, color vision also declines and makes it difficult to match closely related colors accurately. (Santrock, 2009).

Hearing is another function that changes during late adulthood and is estimated ...

Solution Summary

Discusses the changes that a person goes through during the late adulthood stage of life. These include physical, socioeconomic, and cognitive changes. Includes reference