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PSY 202 - Week 5 - DQ 1.




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As we enter into the late adulthood of life, we continue to change physically, cognitively, and socio-emotionally.
Everyone has different perspectives regarding age and this directly relates personal experiences. Reflect on your
current age and address the following:
What are some examples of the physical and cognitive changes people go through when they enter late
Did you expect the age in which you currently are, would be different than it is?
Where would like to see yourself ten years from now in terms of your family life, career, and education?
Your initial response should be 150-200 words in length and is due by Thursday, Day 3. Respond to at least two of
your classmates’ posts by Monday, Day 7. (You must create one initial post and at least two responses, for a
minimum of three posts for this discussion.)
Some of the changes that occur in an individual when people go through late adulthood are changes in senses.
These range from the loss of eyesight to the inability to take in as much oxygen into the lungs. I have found that as I
get older the more I need to rely on my glasses to see. When I was in my 20's I had no problems seeing targets at
300 meters on the firing range. Now that I am in my mid 30's all I see on the 300m range is a black blur until I put on
my glasses. Then I can see the target clearly. Another thing I noticed about getting older is that I do not recover from
injuries as fast. Again in my 20's a could sprain an ankle playing basketball and be ready to play again in a couple
days. Now if I sprain an ankle it takes me a couple weeks if not a month to recover.
Physically I didn't know that my body would slow down as much. I can understand why athletes have a hard time
trying to retire from their sport. Your mind remains sharp but the body does not respond as quick as it used to. Due
to constant weight training I am stronger than I was in my 20's but not as fast.
In 10 years I would like just be retired and on a fishing boat. probably won't happen but that is where I would like to
be. I would like to be with my daughter helping her get into college and just able to live comfortably.

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