In a specialization of child and adolescent development evaluate this question: Is new cognitive development possible during late adulthood?
This should help you get started with your assignment. You stated that identifying some of the major physical, cognitive, and social changes that occur in late adulthood would be acceptable. I have included one reference for you.
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As people age, they experience declines in many physical systems, including the immune and sensory systems (Blewitt & Broderick, 2006). It is important to remember that although old age and the illnesses that come with it are inevitable, all adults go through life changes differently. Unlike middle adulthood, the later years have noticeable changes and losses in physical and cognitive functioning.
Physical changes are more prominent ...
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