What are the major changes in physical appearance that occur with aging? How do these changes affect function?
What are some reasons older adults fall? Name some ways in which the risk of falls can be prevented.
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What is your opinion about trying to look as young as possible?
What procedures are you willing to undergo to reduce the effects of aging on your skin?
Should the medical procedures mentioned above be covered by health insurance? Why or why not?
Do you believe that wrinkles should be treated? If someone were willing to pay for a Botox injection for you, would you get one? What about a face-lift?
Make a list of physiological changes you believe are inevitable with aging. Which of these changes have you seen in all the elders you know? How are the elders you know affected by these aging processes? How do they adjust?
What do you think you will look like at age 80? Draw or describe your appearance and lifestyle at age 80. What physiological changes do you expect? Which changes may be minimized by different health habits?