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The reduced speed in responding to stimuli and the sensory changes in vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell that accompany the aging process.
A condition brought on by a decline in health status that stresses the relationships between aging spouses and between adult children and their aging parents.
A role transition that is discussed in the context of the later-life family because the birth of grandchildren symbolically signifies a shift in centrality and power from the aging generation to the middle generation within the family hierarchy.
Both a physical withdrawal from paid employment and a psychological reorientation of the importance of work to one's identity.