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Aging Simulation Activity1

Aging Simulation Activity1

Aging means
not only the
passage of
time, but

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

Kit- (i-ASK)

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

Aging simulator

• The age simulation
suit offers the
opportunity to
experience the
impairments of older
persons even for
younger people.

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
Hearing Deterioration
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.

Muscle weaknesess
Simulated loss of muscle
resulted in loss of strength
Reduced coordination skills

Somatosensory Deterioration
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
Muscle ability
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
to cataract
Simulated loss of
hearing capability;
e.g: presbyacusis,
loss of high
frequency hearing

Impairments: A


Part 1: Role play
Part 2: Reflection


Form a group of 5 and assumed one of four roles in rotation:
i. senior
ii. caregiver
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 session.

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

Simulation Activity

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
slow pace):

2. Without using the stairs, walk
around the classroom.

3. Put on some gloves, then collect a
drop pen

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
Activity Card.

1. Wearing earplugs – go
outside and talks to your
friends (Observer s and
Caregivers) and

2. Explain to them what you
are doing and why, return to
the classroom (try it with
gloves too).

Materials: Earplug

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,

Simulation Activity

Activity 5: “OOTD”

1. Wearing gloves and (tape fingers),
elbow restrictor.

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

caregiver burden”.
4. Highlight word donepezil therapy.
5. Write the word on piece of paper.

Materials: Glasses, gloves, tape fingers, pen, white
paper, books.

Simulation Activity 7: Tea Time
Activity Card.

1. Wearing the glasses and
2. Task:
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
Activity Card.

• Wearing the glasses and gloves

• Task:

• Send message to your caregiver
. Please write;
• “Hello, where are you, I need
your help”.
• Send to your caregiver.

• Materials: Mobile phone,
Glasses, Teapot, gloves, finger

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