Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

• Functional age is the actual competence and performance a person displays, regardless of chronological age. People age biologically at different rates: o Young-old elderly appear physically young for their years. o Old-old elderly appear frail and show signs of decline. Life Expectancy • Average life expectancy is the number of years that a person […]

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Theories of Aging

Ageing is the changes in a person over time. Ageing in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Population ageing is the increase in the number and proportion of older people in society. Population ageing has three possible causes: migration, longer life expectancy, and decreased birth rate. Ageing has a […]

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Aging process

“The genetics of ageing,” by Cynthia J. Kenyon, treats the aging process. Kenyon says the aging process is regulated by some pathways where aging-related signals are passing. According to the article, there are about seven possible pathways or other factors related with aging, which are Insulin/IGF-1 signaling, TOR signaling, AMP kinase, Sirtuins, inhibition of respiration, […]

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Sensory loss

1.1 There are many different facts that can have an impact on people with sensory loss. Communication and awarness can play big roles in the impact. They may find it difficult to feed themselves,dressing and mobility. Hobbies and interests can have a negative impact on their lives. They may also feel scared and alone due […]

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Data collection

For collecting quantitative data, the most obvious difficulties is the setting questions of the questionnaire surveys. It is quite challenging to set questions which are meaningful and involve no assumed or definite answers. For example, there is a question in my survey asking “whether or not you think the situation of elderly poor in Hong […]

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Ageing and independence

Growing old is a subtle process of transforming our passion and focus to simpler things in life. Noticing one’s graying to white hair color, wrinkles and sagging skin, deteriorating strength and mobility and most of all dress codes and fashion.

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Ageing population (baby boomers) in Canada

Those who are very old represent the fastest growing segment of the older adult population in America today. For example, in Canada from the period of 1990 to 2010, the number of individuals between the ages of 55 and 64 years is expected to increase by 16%. By contrast, the expected increase for persons 55 […]

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