Lecture+24+Optimal+Aging - Different types of Aging Normal...

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1 Different “types” of Aging Normal aging Statistically defined Pathological Aging Marked by presence of disease(s) Successful Aging freedom from disability and disease high cognitive and physical functioning active engagement in life healthy aging - physical, mental well-being statistically “above average” on most measures Successful Aging: Compression of Morbidity Age Disease 20 60 80 Longer life with multiple severe diseases Most of life unassociated with disease
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2 Compression of Morbidity:Delaying Alzheimer’s Disease Millions of Persons Memory Declines With Age and Variability Increases -3.00 -2.00 -1.00 0.00 1.00 2.00 0 20 40 60 80 100 Old Subjects Young Subjects Episodic Memory Composite Age
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3 What is Successful Cognitive Aging? Above normative values (on a test) for age? Much Better (>2 SD) than Average for age? As good as young people? What is “average” for age? Does it include people with MCI or incipient AD? Normal is Defined for a Population Older Subjects Younger Subjects Better #
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4 Historical and Conceptual Issues Aging as a “problem” “Ageism” Discrimination, stereotyping Age = disease and disability Study of good aging outcomes historically related to looking for factors that minimize disease, not necessarily good aging outcomes Example: Cognitive decline Many studies look for genes for cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease etc Resulting findings of relationships between brain atrophy, cognitive loss and ApoE, etc Few studies look for genes associated with good cognition in late life, lack of brain atrophy or successful aging
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