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Tamera Tamera
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Which of the following statements is FALSE about marital relationships in old age?
 
 

a. They vary: Some remain close and loving while others do not.
  b. They generally decerase in satisfaction once the couple finishes raising children and is alone together again.
  c. They provide important support if one partner becomes sick or impaired.
  d. They can often compensate for each other's impairments





The level of alcohol consumption needed for problem use is usually lower in older people because
 
 

a. older people usually choose drinks that contain higher percentages of alcohol.
  b. older people weigh less than they did when they were younger.
  c. metabolic changes allow alcohol to be absorbed into the bloodstream more quickly.
  d. older people can't remember how many drinks they had.





The suicide rate is highest among
 
 

a. older white males.
  b. older white females.
  c. minority groups.
  d. adolescents





Major depressive disorders
 
 

a. are very common in older people.
  b. are diagnosed in a relatively small percentage of older people.


 

c. are much like the sadness and unhappiness felt by people in confronting everyday life.
  d. usually do not respond to anti-depressant medications.





Depression in late life is often marked by all these EXCEPT
 
 

a. excessive social withdrawal.
  b. anhedonialoss of enjoyment.
  c. less focus on somatic complaints.
  d. history of recent losses.





Jean is 75 years old and has recently moved in with her daughter. Jeans husband died when she was 55 and
  she has been on her own ever since. Jean is noticing now that when she goes to get something in another room
  she often forgets what she was going to get and has to return to the original room to remember. When she wakes
  up at night she often forgets the way to the bathroom in this new home. Jean sometimes calls her grandchildren
  by the wrong name. Jean is probably suffering from


 
 

a. Alzheimer's disease.
  b. depression.
  c. cognitive impairment.
  d. normal aging and adjustment





Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding people with early-stage Alzheimers disease or other
  dementia?


 
 

a. They are often prescribed medications to help their memory.
  b. They often display a lack of motivation or apathy.
  c. They cannot benefit from supportive treatments such as psycho-education.
  d. They lack emotional reactivity.





Fred enjoys sharing old memories and experiences with his friends, family, and home health care worker.
  He talks about his job as a fire fighter, being a soldier in World War II, and the joys of raising two daughters.
  Fred is most likely engaging in


 
 

a. reminiscence.
  b. bereavement.
  c. empathy.
  d. elderspeak.





While adapting to change in late life, with regard to sense of self, people tend to
 
 

a. give up earlier relationships with friends and family.
  b. focus on being old and develop an old identity.
  c. identify with their former occupations and roles.
  d. change their basic personality.





Which of the following types of memory is/are shown to decline with age?
 
 

a. Episodic memory
  b. Long-term memory
  c. Episodic and long-term memory
  d. No types of memory decline with age.

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