Age and Aging

Aging can also be defined as a progressive functional decline, or a gradual deterioration of physiological function with age, including a decrease in fecundity, or the intrinsic, inevitable and irreversible aging process of loss of viability and increase in vulnerability. Physiological changes occur slowly over time in all body systems. These changes are influenced by life events, illnesses, genetic traits and socioeconomic factors.

Aging furthermore is among the greatest known risk factors for most human diseases. Specifically, age is a major risk factor for most common neurodegenerative diseases. Dementia becomes more common with age. About 3% of people between the ages of 65-74 have dementia, 19% between 75 and 84 and nearly half of those over 85 years of age. The spectrum includes mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Aging Physiology
  • Aging Statistics
  • Aging Ergonomics
  • Active Aging
  • Aging Research
  • Aging Process

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