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Sci255_Lecture1-10 - BIOLOGY OF AGING LECTURE 1 BIOLOGY...

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BIOLOGY OF AGING LECTURE 1 BIOLOGY OF AGING LECTURE 1
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Gerontology: Is a branch of Is a branch of science science Deals directly with the study of aging and older adults Deals directly with the study of aging and older adults Usually is from the onset of maturity to death Usually is from the onset of maturity to death Is a multidisciplinary field Is a multidisciplinary field Geriatrics is: Branch of specialized Branch of specialized medicine (health care) medicine (health care) Deals with medical care and treatment of elderly Deals with medical care and treatment of elderly Geriatricians: Geriatricians: Primarily concerned with the health, Primarily concerned with the health, care, care, diseases, diseases, and treatment of older adults and treatment of older adults Gerontologist: Gerontologist: study the normal age-related changes that occur as one ages
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Gerontology Gerontology Biological Biological Social Social Psychological Psychological Gerontology is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field Cognitive functions: memory loss, slowed thinking slowed thinking speed of learning, speed of learning, ability to retain ability to retain Behavior: Behavior: attitudes, motivation attitudes, motivation emotion emotion Aspects to Aging Process age related changes to cells Interaction with age Interaction with age births (grandchildren) births (grandchildren) deaths (spouse) deaths (spouse) retirement retirement Physical aspects Physical aspects Mental Aspects Mental Aspects Social aspects Social aspects Gerontology has subfields as well as associated fields (below)
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Biological Aging Biological Aging : : relatively new field called relatively new field called Biogerontology Biogerontology reflects solely on biological aspects of the aging process reflects solely on biological aspects of the aging process Aging unique combo of ALL 3 processes, Aging unique combo of ALL 3 processes, BUT each of the other aspects are equally important in the aging process of an individual AND each will impact on the other to shape an individual’s aging process! Biological Biological Social Social Psychological Psychological BUT none can impact BUT none can impact or alter chronological or alter chronological aging aging
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Biogerontology : Biology of Aging field which reflects on the biological aspects of the aging process looks at physical changes in body structure that occurs with increased age these normal physical changes could lead to changes in 1) appearance 2) functional capacity anatomical cellular also includes any functional restrictions and impairments often associated with advanced age DNA, Proteins Lipids Carbohydrates Cells, Organelles Tissues Organs Systems Normal age-related changes Normal age-related changes Wrinkles Wrinkles gray hair gray hair height height Leads to Leads to ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2010 for the course SCI 255 taught by Professor Duxbery during the Fall '10 term at Waterloo.

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Sci255_Lecture1-10 - BIOLOGY OF AGING LECTURE 1 BIOLOGY...

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