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1.    Recent studies show that a higher proportion of older people are living significantly longer and aging more successfully than ever before.
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2.    Once the memory starts to go, there is little you can do about it.
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3.    Retirement is often detrimental to health, i.e., people frequently seem to become ill or die soon after retirement.
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4.    Rarely does someone over the age of 65 years produce a great work of art, science, or scholarship.
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5.    Most older people have no interest in and little capacity for sexual relationships.
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6.    People tend to become more religious as they age.
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7.   Older persons who reduce their activity tend to be happier than those who remain active, so participation in voluntary activities tends to decline among the healthy aged.
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8.    Marital satisfaction does not appear to be significantly affected by retirement.
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9.    It is almost impossible for older people to learn new things.
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10.    Older adults are at risk for HIV/AIDS.
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11.    Creative expression in older adults may meet developmental needs and help them deal with conflicts and losses.
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12.    Older adults are more likely to volunteer than younger people are -- primarily due to not working and having more time
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13.    More than 80% of older adults (65+) are healthy enough to carry out their normal daily activities.
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14.    Most older workers cannot work as effectively as younger workers.
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15.    People are working a smaller proportion of their adult life span than ever before.
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