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Senior Health & Aging Information

  • Aging is the process of becoming older. Aging is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions.There is often considerable social pressure in many societies to sustain denial of the aging process. Considerable energy, money and tim is expended to hide signs of aging, especially among women. This may involve dyeing hair, elaborate make-up, or even cosmetic surgery. Among the young however there is often a desire to seem older to gain more responsibility and respect...
  • The issues of an aging population in which the average age of a society is increasing is an important issue in many nations of the world. The societal effects of age are great. Young people tend to commit most crimes, they are more likely to push for political and social change, to develop and adopt new technologies, and to need education.

    Older people have different requirements from society and government as opposed to young people, and frequently differing values as well. Older people are also far more likely to vote, and in many countries the young are forbidden from voting, and thus the aged have comparatively more political influence.

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You’ve probably heard about arsenic making its way into food like rice, apple juice, or seafood, but it turns out wine can have high levels too. A new study published this week has methodically looked at the arsenic content of a variety of wines from locations around the country to see how they stack up region by region. In ... Read More »
Dementia has become one of the biggest diseases of old age in America. The number of people living and dying with dementia has been on the rise over the past decade and it’s estimated that five million older adults are currently living with Alzheimer’s, the most common form. In spite of the widespread presence of this illness, new ... Read More »
The word “frail” might conjure up images of sick patients in hospital beds, but have you ever thought of a close friend as frail? Or your parents? Or yourself? In medicine, the word “frail” has a very specific definition that is used to help determine which older individuals are in poor health and who might be at risk for ... Read More »

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