not only the
Course: Developmental Psychology of Adult and Aging (FEM3102) Lecturer:
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Dr. Asmidawati Ashari
University Putra Malaysia Assoc. Prof. Dr Rahimah Ibrahim
Experience Effect of Aging
Course: Developmental Psychology of Adult and Aging (FEM3102)
Department of Human Development and Family Studies,
University Putra Malaysia
Dr. Asmidawati Ashari
Assoc. Prof. Dr Rahimah Ibrahim
• The age simulation
suit offers the
impairments of older
persons even for
The Earplugs Vision Function
Function of Code: i-ASK 02 Narrowing of the visual field.
Ageing Suit e.g: loss of peripheral vision,
Elbow Deteriorated sight due to
Goggles Restrictors cataract
Code: i-ASK 01 Code: i-ASK 03
Gloves Wrist Weights Simulated loss of hearing
Code: i-ASK 06 Code: i-ASK 04 capability; e.g: presbyacusis,
loss of high frequency hearing
Finger Restrictor Knee Restrictor
Code: i-ASK 07 Code: i-ASK 05 Restricted movement /
Ankle Weights Difficulty with motion due to
Code: i-ASK 08 joint pain/ stiffness.
Simulated loss of muscle
resulted in loss of strength
Reduced coordination skills
Loss sense of touch in the
hands and fingers.
Reduced grip ability
Restricted Somatosensory Age
movement / Deterioration related
motion Loss sense of physical
Difficulty with touch in the hands changes
motion due to joint and fingers.
pain/ stiffness. Reduced grip
Simulated loss of Vision Function
muscle resulted in Narrowing of the
loss of strength visual field.
Reduced e.g: loss of peripheral
coordination skills vision,
Imbalance Deteriorated sight due
Simulated loss of
loss of high
Part 1: Role play
Part 2: Reflection
Form a group of 5 and assumed one of four roles in rotation:
iii. 1. Researcher
iv. 2. Observers
Choose 1 of the Simulation Activity Card. Read and understand the task
• Senior should perform task as stated in Simulation Activity Card.
• Caregiver should not to help the senior unless asked or unsafe, and
assisted the researcher.
• Researcher and observers observed, wrote field notes, and recorded the
experience using photographs and video recordings.
• After complete the role plays, researcher should conduct Part 2:
Reflection After completing the age-related impairment
Questions simulation activities, the entire class participated
in a meaningful discussion about their individual
experiences with the simulation exercise.
Each student will be asked to reflect upon a
number of questions, including:
• What happened while you were out there?
• Did you experience any difficulties?
• Describe your feelings about this experience.
• What changes did you observe? – about
yourself? – about other participants? – about
other people responding to you?
• Does the experience stimulate thoughts
about the reactions and behaviors of older
individuals who have some form of
• Does the experience suggest changes in your
feelings or behaviour towards aged
Activity 1: Walk around
1. Put a knee restrictor, ankle weight,
with a cane or walker (the caregiver
should remind the person to keep a
2. Without using the stairs, walk
around the classroom.
3. Put on some gloves, then collect a
4. Then, go on into the bathroom –
turn around and come out.
5. Return to the classroom.
Materials: Stick/ Cane, ear plugs /
Simulation Activity 2: IT matter:
Activity Card. Searching
1. Wearing the glasses – use
the computer and
research the book “A
journey of adulthood.”
2. Record details – call #,
year, author, publisher.
Materials: Goggle, Gloves,
internet, PC/ laptop and,
finger tape, paper and pen
Simulation Activity 3: Chit chat time
1. Wearing earplugs – go
outside and talks to your
friends (Observer s and
2. Explain to them what you
are doing and why, return to
the classroom (try it with
Simulation Activity 4:
Activity Card. Breathing
• Put the straw in your mouth
• Breath only through the
straw – walk up the stairs to
the 3rd floor and come back
• Return to the classroom
(try it with glasses too).
Materials: Straw, glasses,
Activity 5: “OOTD”
1. Wearing gloves and (tape fingers),
2. Remove your shoes (untie them),
put them back on and tie them up;
3. Put on your jacket, do up the
zipper / button then remove them.
Materials: Glasses, gloves, tape
fingers, jackect/ shirt, elbow restrictor
Simulation Activity Card.
Activity 6: Reading/ writing
1. Wearing the glasses (reading) and gloves
2. Find a copy of book entitled Alzheimer Diseases.
3. Look through page 38 on sub-topic “Effect on
4. Highlight word donepezil therapy.
5. Write the word on piece of paper.
Materials: Glasses, gloves, tape fingers, pen, white
Simulation Activity 7: Tea Time
1. Wearing the glasses and
3. Pour hot water into a
4. Put a tea bag and 2 sachets
of sugar. Stir it with spoon.
5. Then, pour the tea into a
6. Enjoy your tea.
7. Return with it to the
Materials: Glasses, Teapot,
Vacuum flask, tea bag, sugar
sachet , cup, gloves, finger
Simulation Activity : Texting/ Messaging
• Wearing the glasses and gloves
• Send message to your caregiver
. Please write;
• “Hello, where are you, I need
• Send to your caregiver.
• Materials: Mobile phone,
Glasses, Teapot, gloves, finger